More than two dozen Dachshunds have been dumped at the Fairfield Area Humane Society in the past year, and the most recent dropoff has humane society officials concerned, 10TV's Glenn McEntyre reported.
"When I came in yesterday morning I usually do a check of the back to make sure nothing has been left for us overnight," said Humane Officer Bill Huffman. "And I found these five miniature Dachshunds in the back pen, soaked to the skin, scared."
The long-haired Dachshunds showed signs of neglect, like unclipped nails and rotting teeth.
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"We have had this happen several times in the last 18 months, and I think a total of 28 in that time have been dropped off," said Carol Patzkowsky, the executive director of the Fairfield Area Humane Society.
The dogs are all the same breed, which leads authorities to believe that the same person is to blame.
"Have to pretty much suspect they came from someone who used them for breeding," said Huffman.
Officials are concerned that there are more where these dogs came from.
"That's why we'd like the public if they have any clue where these dogs came from, we'd like them to give us a call so we can investigate the situation and see if there's other dogs that need help," Huffman said.
In the meantime, the Dachshunds will be evaluated and put up for adoption, in hopes of finding them a better home.
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