Animal Rescue League of Iowa rescues more than 40 dogs in Iowa County

Animal Rescue League of Iowa rescues more than 40 dogs in Iowa County

Quentin Mendlik

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The Animal Rescue League of Iowa says they rescued more than 40 dogs on Thursday, Feb. 4th during the winter storm in Marengo.

ARL says with the dangerous temperatures coming into the area, they could not wait another day to rescue the dogs.

When they arrived to the property, they say they found dozens of dogs confined to pens. Their only shelter was 2 run-down buildings and a camper with most of the floor missing.

The dogs were wet, cold, and shaking. They say catching all of them was not easy, as they ran and hid among a lot of junk.

Once the dogs made it to the ARL, their Miracle Medical Team began examining, vaccinating, and treating dogs. They say almost all were sneezing and had runny noses. Several had matted fur and most has fleas.

The Animal Rescue League says the road to recovery is going to be long, as the biggest challenge will now be working on their behavioral needs.

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