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27 animals rescued from car in Lebanon County

By Jennifer Joas, Reporter, JJoas@wfmz.com
Published On: Mar 04 2014 04:35:50 PM CST
Updated On: Mar 04 2014 06:02:10 PM CST

The Humane Society of Lebanon County took in more than two dozen furry friends this weekend.

The Humane Society of Lebanon County took in more than two dozen furry friends this weekend.

Twenty-four cats and three dogs were found in a midsized sedan after the owner, a veteran, checked into the Lebanon VA Medical Center late Friday night.

"She lost her house, she lost her job, she is a veteran. She just got in over her head, admitted herself to the hospital and then we were called," said Communications Director Suzanne Biever with the Humane Society of Lebanon County.

The Humane Society tells us the woman had been living in the vehicle with all 27 animals for the last two months.

"It is unimaginable having 27 animals living in that vehicle since January," said Biever.

After checking herself into the medical center, the veteran alerted the hospital staff to the animals in the car and transferred ownership to the Humane Society.

Some of the animals suffer from mild dehydration and upper respiratory infections. But the humane society staff say their conditions could have been a lot worse.

"For the situation this woman was in, she really did try to the best to take care of the animals as best she could. So it could have been a lot worse, but fortunately it wasn't," said Veterinarian Bryan Langlois.

All the animals are being spayed and neutered, dewormed and medically cleared by the veterinarian before they are cleared for adoption.

If you are interested in adopting one of the animals, visit lebanonhumane.org or call (717) 628-1369.