What an overwhelming moment for volunteers and puppy lovers around the world!

When an animal hoarder endangered the lives of almost over four dozen wolf-dog puppies and ten different mothers, volunteers in the area rushed to their aid. A sanctuary in Clarkdale, Arizona, rescued the pups from the hoarder, but they had a long, hard road ahead of them.

A mixture of Siberian Huskies, Alaskan Malamutes, and German Shepherds puppies were rescued from the severe hoarding situation in California. The malnourished, abused, and neglected dogs were facing various medical treatments — and without help, dozens of them would need to be put down.

The euthanasia of any animal is a terrible ordeal for everyone involved; thankfully, Pets Return Home wanted to find a way to save the 160 wolf-pups.

The rescue made an initial post on Facebook, pleading for donations and volunteers to help the puppies in need. Thankfully, that post was able to touch the hearts of many. It went viral, causing the sanctuary to be flooded with dozens of volunteers who stopped by daily.

Donations were made, medical supplies were sent, wounds were treated and diseases were cured — thousands of strangers were desperate to help these puppies in need!

Once the dogs were out of danger, Pets Return Home followed up with another heartfelt post updating their followers and thanking everyone who was involved in the overwhelming journey.

The help and support resulted in over 60 of the puppies being saved from death and many were even adopted.

Both animal hoarding and puppy mills are cruel, disgusting practices that need to be stopped. So many pups were so close to death because of their monstrous owners. It’s incredible that complete strangers were able to come together to rescue those dogs in need!