MOILIILI, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - More than 170 of the dogs that were rescued from a no-kill animal shelter in Makaha last year have been adopted, the Hawaiian Humane Society says.
The adopted dogs were rescued from "appalling" conditions at the "Friends of Life" shelter in October of last year. Many of the dogs were malnourished, and some had horrible skin conditions.
"After witnessing the horrible conditions these dogs were living in, it is gratifying to see families open their hearts and homes to give them the lives they deserve," said Pamela Burns, president & CEO of the Hawaiian Humane Society. "Rescues like these are at the core of our organization's mission and we are grateful for the community's support."
The owners of the shelter denied the animals suffered any abuse.
Some 300 dogs were seized by the Humane Society in the largest rescue operation in its history. More dogs will be made available for adoption once they are sterilized and their medical issues have been addressed, the humane society says.
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