Nine Wisconsin Hoarding Dogs Are Ready For Forever Homes

October 9, 2014

The ASPCA is thrilled to announce that nine of the dogs rescued in last month’s Wisconsin hoarding case are ready for their forever homes.

On September 18, the ASPCA Field Investigations and Response Team assisted in the rescue of over a dozen dogs from a poorly ventilated mobile home in Madison, Wisconsin. The dogs were found living amongst feces, trash, and rotting food, and many exhibited signs of dehydration and neglect.

After their rescue, the dogs were transported to a temporary shelter established by the ASPCA where they received medical care and behavior assessments. Additionally, ASPCA behaviorists provided enrichment and socialization to reduce stress and improve mental health. Nine of the dogs will now be transferred to Dane County Humane Society in Madison, Wisconsin to be made available for adoption.

“Today is a big step forward for these dogs,” said Jessica Rushin, Senior Partnerships Manager for ASPCA Field Investigations and Response. “We hope the residents of Madison will open up their homes to give these animals a chance to be someone’s pet.”

The remaining dogs will require behavioral rehabilitation for extreme fear and undersocialization. They will be transported to the ASPCA Behavioral Rehabilitation Center in Madison, New Jersey, where animal behavior experts will provide ongoing treatment to improve their well-being and help them become suitable for adoption. “Our goal is to help these dogs overcome their fears and become ready for the next chapter of their lives,” said Kristen Collins, Director of the ASPCA Behavioral Rehabilitation Center.

If you are interested in adopting one of the nine dogs at Dane County Humane Society, visit for more information.

At the ASPCA, we work hard to give victims of abuse a second chance at life, and we are so proud of how far these dogs have come. Please help us continue to save lives by making a donation today.