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39 Dogs Seized from Oneida Co. No-Kill Shelter Due to Suspected Neglect

SUGAR CAMP, Wis. (WSAW) -- The Oneida County Sheriff's Department reports 39 dogs were seized Monday from It Matters to One Animal Rescue.

The animal rescue is located north of Rhinelander in Sugar Camp. According to their business Facebook page, their mission is to, “To find loving homes for animals rescued from high-kill shelters or undesirable circumstances,who need the love and support of a true family.”

According to a news release from the sheriff's department, the removal was in response to an investigation involving the Oneida County Humane Society, the Department of Agriculture, the Oneida County Health Department, and the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office.

Investigators stated past employees, volunteers, and citizens who have adopted or considered adopting had shared information about possible neglect to the dogs.

During an inspection of the facility on Monday, dogs were found that needed medical attention. The dogs were also in need of food and water. All the dogs were removed so that they could be medically evaluated and treated if necessary.

In January, a dog from the facility was treated by a veterinarian that stated the dog had “endured severe neglect for months.”

Due to the influx of dogs, the Oneida County Humane Society is in need of dog food and blankets. The Oneida County Humane Society would also like to be contacted by anyone fostering dogs for the It Matters to One Animal Rescue. They can be reached at (715) 362-5992.

A phone number listed for “It Matters to One Animal Rescue” is no longer in service.

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