The Monmouth County SPCA was called to a property in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, to assist their shelter partner, St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center, with a hoarding case reaching triple digits.

Volunteers arrived at the home bright and early and helped remove nearly 200 dogs from deplorable conditions. It took rescuers six hours to clear all of the dogs from the property.

Sadly, 20 dogs were found dead in a freezer.

The dogs that were seized have had limited human contact and little to no veterinary care. Many of them are pregnant, and some have masses and infections that will need extra medical care and treatments.

The dogs are now safe at MCSPCA, where they will be vaccinated, de-wormed, microchipped, spayed and neutered, and receive whatever medical care they need. They also received baths and were groomed to remove the dirt and matted fur.

Some of the dogs are edible for foster homes. If you’re interested in fostering one of the pups, please email

While the dogs are not currently up for adoption, many will be in the near future. Follow Monmouth County SPCA on Facebook for updates.

The animal cruelty investigation is ongoing and charges are still pending.