April 27, 2016

EXCLUSIVE: View Photos from Our Yellow Lab Rescue

EXCLUSIVE: View Photos from Our Yellow Lab Rescue

Last week, ASPCA responders helped remove 48 yellow Labrador retrievers from heartbreaking conditions at an unlicensed breeding facility in Wisconsin. 35 adult dogs and 13 puppies were rescued in the raid and are receiving critical medical attention and care. Below, view exclusive photos of this life-saving operation—and please consider making a donation to support these and other rescue efforts nationwide.

 The ASPCA Field Investigations and Response team moved in on Friday, April 22, at the request of local law enforcement.
​The ASPCA Field Investigations and Response team moved in on Friday, April 22, at the request of local law enforcement.

48 yellow Labs—including 13 young puppies such as this one—were found on the Elmwood property.
​48 yellow Labs—including 13 young puppies such as this one—were found on the Elmwood property.

The dogs were discovered living indoors in small, filthy travel crates, with no access to food or water.
​The dogs were discovered living indoors in small, filthy travel crates, with no access to food or water.

This case started with a complaint from a concerned citizen who was appalled by the conditions these animals were exposed to. Numerous deceased animals were also found on the property.
​This case started with a complaint from a concerned citizen who was appalled by the conditions these animals were exposed to. Numerous deceased animals were also found on the property.

The dogs spent most of their lives in these ramshackle kennels.
​The dogs spent most of their lives in these ramshackle kennels.

Here, an ASPCA responder comforts a young puppy during the rescue.
​Here, an ASPCA responder comforts a young puppy during the rescue.

The dogs were loaded safely into our transport vehicle and taken to a secure shelter.
​The dogs were loaded safely into our transport vehicle and taken to a secure shelter.

At the shelter, the dogs received clean bedding and spacious enclosures—many for what is likely the first time in their life.
​At the shelter, the dogs received clean bedding and spacious enclosures—many for what is likely the first time in their life.

They are now enjoying fresh food and water.
They are now enjoying fresh food and water.

The Labs will also receive medical care and behavioral evaluations.
​The Labs will also receive medical care and behavioral evaluations.

Once custody is determined by the court, we will do everything possible to ensure that these innocent victims are placed into loving, happy homes.
​Once custody is determined by the court, we will do everything possible to ensure that these innocent victims are placed into loving, happy homes. 

This case marked the ASPCA’s third rescue in the month of April alone, and we won’t stop working until every animal is safe from harm’s way. Please consider making a donation today to help us reach more animals in need nationwide.