HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The staff and volunteers at Southern Pines Animal Shelter are caring for 17 American Bulldogs and Boxers that were seized from property in the Macedonia community near Petal Friday.
Shelter manager Ginny Sims said she was contacted by the Forrest County Sheriff's Department to help them rescue the dogs that she said were not being cared for properly.
She said some were sick and others were injured.
She also said a few dogs on the property were dead.
The rescued dogs are now being prepared to be adopted into loving homes.
"It's hard to see these animals, (which) could be your pet, to see them struggling to survive and not receiving the care that they need and the care they deserve, it really takes an emotional toll," said Sims.
Sims said the shelter needs donations of towels, blankets and canned food to help care for these animals.
She also hopes some folks will agree to provide foster care until permanent homes can be found.