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D.A.W.G rescues 31 dogs from one Bryan County home

Updated: Jun. 10, 2021 at 6:20 PM CDT
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DENISON, Texas (KXII) - Denison Animal Welfare Group rescued 31 dogs in two weeks from a Bryan county home.

“It wasn’t until we started getting close to the end that it all just overwhelmed,” DAWG Manager Nick Underwood said.

The owners gave the dogs pasta to save money, they weren’t bathed, none had shots and none were given anything to prevent fleas and ticks.

Underwood said he and his team picked over 100 fleas off each dog and some had over 50 ticks.

The people who surrendered the dogs took them for over several years, and tried their best to care for them with their income of $500 a month in social security, but after one of them went on hospice care, their daughter contacted DAWG.

“You kinda get into a systematic solution mode where you, I don’t have time to think about my emotions or why anything happened it just let’s get these dogs,” Underwood said.

Underwood said he made around 15 trips to Oklahoma to rescue the dogs.

Around 17 dogs have been sent to foster homes, the majority of the others have been sent to a shelter up north, leaving two still in the hands of DAWG.

Although the Denison Animal Welfare Group still has two dogs that they rescued from the house in Oklahoma, they still have over 30 animals at this shelter that are waiting to find their forever home.

“It’s a relief, I really want to be on the other side of this but at the same time I know another situation is going to pop up, this is a cycle that is never going to end,” Underwood said.

Underwood said it’s a lot of work for a mostly volunteer agency, but to him it’s all worth it.

“Then you look over and they are cuddled up on their bed with their blanket and they’re sleeping and it’s just yeah this is what AC is like buddy,” Underwood said.

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