ASPCA Helps Remove Hundreds of Dogs From Failed Ohio Sanctuary

Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 3:30pm

An ASPCA team member rescues one of the hundreds of dogs at the failed One More Chance Rescue and Adoption.

Yesterday, the ASPCA Field Investigations and Response Team helped remove 349 living and 76 dead dogs from the failed One More Chance Rescue and Adoption, an unsanitary and overcrowded facility in Springfield, Ohio.

“The shelter operator intended to save animals at risk of euthanasia, but did not have the resources or capacity to provide adequately for these animals,” said Kyle Held, the ASPCA’s Midwest Director of Field Investigations and Response. “Many of the dogs discovered on the property are in critical condition and in varying stages of illness.”

The dogs were seized by the Clark County Humane Society and are being transferred to an emergency shelter at an undisclosed location in Franklin County, where they will be triaged by veterinarians from various groups including Ohio State University. The ASPCA remains in Ohio collecting evidence for potential criminal charges.

Stay tuned to for more information on this case, and read this week’s News Alert for updated information and more photos from the scene.