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The Central Nebraska Humane Society is asking for donations to care for Dalmations that were rescued from severe conditions in a town in northeastern Nebraska. The donations will help get them healthy enough to be adopted.
The dogs were covered in fleas and had open sores. One of the dogs was deaf; another missing an eye. The dogs are in need of dental work and need to be spayed and neutered.
It started when representatives from No Kill Canine Rescue in Lincoln were notified of an online posting regarding ten dogs that were no longer wanted.
When Karl Skinner from the No Kill Canine Rescue heard about the dogs he immediately contacted the Humane Society.
Skinner said he didn't want to release the name of the former breeders who were housing the dogs.
Laurie Dethloff from the Central Nebraska Humane Society said this is just one example of why she feels no one should support commercial breeders.
"If the public understood that these were moms and dads of puppies they were buying, and their moms or dads lived like that, you would not support commercial breeding," said Dethloff.
Dethloff said none of the ten dogs tested positive for heart disease so there will be no need to euthanize any of them.
The dogs will be available for adoption within the next couple of weeks.
Charges are not expected to be filed against the dogs' former owners.