The Parke-Vermillion County Humane Society has rescued more than 30 dogs from a Vermillion county home where they were living in poor conditions.
Some of the dogs had been allowed to run free around the area, while others were kept on two-to-four-foot leashes, and many of the dogs needed basic veterinary care and food.
Humane Society workers said over the past few days have worked with the Vermillion County Sheriff’s Department and Prosecutor’s Office to convince the animals’ owners to voluntarily give up all but five of their dogs.
So far 16 dogs have been brought to the shelter and more could be coming.
Due to the strain of the sudden influx of dogs the group needs volunteers and donors to help care for the dogs and get them permanent homes.
To volunteer or donate, call the Parke-Vermillion County Humane Society at 765-492-3540.
Officials said the dogs’ owners have not been charged with a crime.