VANCOUVER, Wash. -- Dog rescuers are looking for adoptive homes for a dozen Pomeranians and an Australian Shepherd after their master was found deceased in his Clark County home, Thursday.
"It was heart-breaking," said Alycia Hadfield, president of Must Love Dogs NW. "(The dogs) couldn't call 911, they couldn't ask for help, they couldn't tell anyone they were hungry or thirsty," she said.
Hadfield said the victim's daughter, who wanted her family to remain anonymous, contacted the organization and asked for help with finding the dogs homes.
The Pomeranians, ranging in age from 10-weeks to 10-years-old were found hungry, dirty and sick. None of them had been spayed or neutered. Volunteers were nursing them back to health and Hadfield said they would be ready for adoption in about a week.
"They need homes where they're going to get lots of good kibble, TLC and extra medical attention they get older," said Hadfield.
Those interested in applying to adopt a dog, or donating funds can go to www.mustlovedogsnw.com.