Animal Control discovers 39 dogs, 2 chickens living in hot, messy trailer

Photos: Yakima Humane Society

YAKIMA, Wash. - 39 dogs and two chickens are living at the Yakima Humane Society (YHS) after officers found them living together in a trailer full of garbage.

Animal Control officers with YHS discovered these animals covered in waste and fleas Monday, July 10. Officers indicated the temperature was 95 degrees inside the trailer.

According to a statement from the shelter's Facebook, all 41 of the animals are staying at the adoption center where vets are treating and evaluating each one.

YHS leaders would like to acknowledge animal control officers, the Yakima police department and shelter staff for their dedication and working until 12:30 a.m. to save the dogs and chickens.

If you're interested in donating to support the animals, you can see the YHS wishlist here.

Shelter leaders said dog food and money is needed for their medical fund.

UPDATE I Staff members have informed Action News that one of the 39 dogs, a puppy who was about one-month old, passed away shortly after it was taken to YHS.

They also said the chickens were adopted as of Wednesday.

Detectives are investigating this situation.