Some rescued dogs euthanized, many ready for adoption

YAKIMA, Wash. -- Action News is following up on the story of 47 dogs found in a Yakima home last week. They were living in unsafe and unsanitary conditions.

It was a scene that would make any animal lover cringe. Some of the rescued dogs were sick and on the verge of death.

"Several of the dogs were in pretty bad shape," says Humane Society Director, Alan Landvoy. "Dehydrated, and they did have to be put down."

But the news isn't all bad. Most were given a clean bill of health. And, more than half were transferred to other shelters around the state.

There are still plenty of puppy dog eyes to go around. About a dozen rescued dogs are left at the Humane Society. But, some say they're hesitant to adopt dogs with such an unknown past.

"They don't have manners, haven't been taught anything, and I 'd have to be around them a lot to see," says one dog lover.

"There were one or two that were pretty aggressive," says Landvoy.

But, Landvoy says aggressive dogs would never leave these the doors of the Humane Society.

"We do a good check on them immediately when they come in, but also then we follow up on the ones that are going to be here for either a day or two or a week or two," says Landvoy.

Even with a few euthanizations, Landvoy calls the raid a success. If you want to adopt one of the dogs, they will be available Monday morning at the Humane Society of Central Washington.