SHOUT OUT: The Bergen County Animal Shelter has posted photos of several of the 40 German Shepherds who were rescued from a Ridgefield Park animal hospital over the weekend by investigators from the county SPCA.
Investigators found full-sized dogs and puppies jammed into tiny crates — some of them in a basement area that they said resembled a dungeon.
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CLIFFVIEW PILOT broke the news of the rescue Sunday night: Bergen County SPCA rescues 40 German Shepherds from Ridgefield Park animal hospital
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As a result, the animal shelter is following a strict screening process.
“Since these dogs have had a very difficult time, we will be screening for the most experienced homes that can offer the love, structure and patience needed for success,” the shelter says on its Facebook page.
“Anyone interested is required to complete an adoption application to start the process, which can be done in advance,” it says. “HOWEVER, THEY ARE NOT YET AVAILABLE AND WILL NOT BE FOR A COUPLE WEEKS.
“We ask clients to hold off on calls until they are available so we can provide more information. The shelter requires all members of the household to be present and we need meet and greets with any other dogs in the household.”
“As they become available for adoption you will be the first to know,” the shelter said. “However, you must follow our page.”