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Wags and Walks Has Pups From Devore Hoarder to Adopt Now

Posted: Friday, February 27, 2015 – 4:52 PM

Local rescue organization Wags and Walks was one of several organizations that came to the rescue when the San Bernardino County animal control discovered nearly 200 dogs living in squalor.

Tragically, this is considered one of the largest cases of dog hoarding ever. The dogs were found in a condemned building in the high desert. The owner has not been identified.

The breeds included Weimaraners, Cocker Spaniels, Chihuahuas, Mastiffs and many more. Wags and Walks shared a photo of one of the dogs, up for adoption from the Devore disaster. It is a Husky pup. 

The animals were severely neglected, with overgrown and matted hair, feces and urine in their fur and signs of malnutrition. Fortunately, only one poor dog had to be put down.

Wags and Walks, founded in 2011, rescues dogs like these.

“There were dogs of all ages, sizes and breeds,” said Lesley Brog, Chief Animal Lover at Wags and Walks. “Saddest of all were the ones that were so clearly neglected.” The team went to the Devore shelter to see how they could help. Wags and Walks came away with eight of the dogs.

“Wags and Walks mission is to save as many friendly dogs in shelters as possible. We would love to raise awareness of how wonderful shelter dogs area and how they are at the shelter through no fault of their own. Our rescue is always looking for ambassadors, fosters, volunteers, adopters and donations.”

The husky and many of his buddies are available at Wags and Walks. To fill out an application please visit

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