57 dogs are safe and warm now thanks to some great local animal rescues!

Last week during our 'Furry Friday' segment, our friends over at Safe Haven of Iowa County informed us of a large animal rescue that they had been assisting with for the past few weeks. According to their latest Facebook update:

"Safe Haven has been closely involved in the rescue of 57 dogs from a local Marengo property for the past month. These dogs had been living in extremely unsanitary, crowded conditions and exposed to the elements for years, before the owner contacted us for help."

The Animal Rescue League of Iowa was able to save 25 pups during the blizzard on February 4th, and Safe Haven worked to collect the other 32 over the course of the past several weeks. Those two organizations couldn't take in all those dogs themselves, though. They were able to transfer some of them to other animal rescues like the Dubuque Regional Humane Society, Fur Fun Rescue, the Iowa City Animal Care & Adoption Center, the PAW Fort Madison Animal Shelter, PAWS & More Animal Shelter, Adopt A Pal Animal Rescue, Animal Welfare Friends, New Beginnings Pet Rescue of Quad Cities, and Paws-N-Claws Iowa.

Safe Haven has been closely involved in the rescue of 57 dogs from a local Marengo property for the past month. These...

Posted by Safe Haven of Iowa County on Monday, February 15, 2021

Fortunately, all the dogs are now SAFE! The post says that they were able to catch the final dog this weekend, but the recovery process is just beginning. The dogs desperately need medical attention, proper nutrition, and socialization before they can find their fur-ever homes.

The Animal Rescue League of Iowa has been posting updates about the rescue on their website and social media accounts, encouraging animal-lovers to donate money towards the pups' medical care. You can get more information about that HERE.

You can also donate to our friends at Safe Haven of Iowa County by clicking HERE.