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Arkansas shelter takes care of 25 dogs rescued from cruelty [Video]

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Seventy dogs were rescued from a home near West Memphis, and Cabot Animal Support Services is doing its best to house 25 of them. Here’s how you can help.

CABOT, Ark. — Three people are facing charges after about 70 “unhealthy” dogs and three children were rescued from a home Tuesday in Hughes, Ark.

A third of the animals are now at Cabot Animal Support Services, as the shelter agreed to take 25 dogs from the West Memphis Animal Shelter to help ease their capacity.

“Shelters aren’t built to take on natural disasters or man-made disasters, which is what this is,” Cabot Animal Services Director Mike Wheeler said.

61-year-old Martin Miller-Huerta, 44-year-old W.L. Crump and 37-year-old Victoria Martinez were charged with endangering the welfare of minors and multiple counts of animal cruelty.

“The dogs were heavily neglected,” Wheeler said. “They have flea infestations, hair loss from those infestations [and] intestinal parasites.”

In addition to the conditions they arrived …

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