Rhode Island SPCA saves about 30 dogs from hoarding situation, temporarily closes shelter

This is a file image of RISPCA vans. (WLNE)

TIVERTON, R.I. (WLNE) — About 30 dogs were rescued from a hoarding situation Wednesday, the Rhode Island Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals said.

The shelter will have to close temporarily while caring for the animals.

The organization will “attend to this emergency situation and also to put out a call to identify potential foster placements for these animals,” the RISPCA wrote.

The RISPCA said it took the dogs from a house in Tiverton on Wednesday. The owner of the dogs is suspected of importing them to sell without proper licensing.

Last week, the RISPCA assisted in saving nearly 30 animals in connection to the pair of hybrid dogs that were captured at Oakland Beach in Warwick.

The shelter expects to reopen on Friday.


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