21 Traumatized Dogs Taken From SoCal Home, Will Have to Learn ‘How to Be Dogs’

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An eviction of a woman from her San Diego County home turned up 21 dogs, as well as half a dozen chickens and roosters, on the tiny property.“

Twenty-one dogs were seized by the Department of Animal Services from a small home near National City during an eviction. (Credit: San Diego County Department of Animal Services)

Twenty-one dogs were seized by the Department of Animal Services from a small home near National City during an eviction. (Credit: San Diego County Department of Animal Services)

She knew she was in over her head,” said Lt. Kalani Hudson, of the Department of Animal Services.

Authorities had gone to the home in Shelltown, a neighborhood with many small, older residences, to evict the 70-year-old woman due to foreclosure. The nearly two dozen dogs were found suffering from fleas, ear and eye infections, matted fur and other problems, Hudson said.

The resident realized she could not care for the dogs and voluntarily relinquished them to the county, Hudson said.

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