FREEPORT, Fla. (WTVY) -- The Alaqua Animal Refuge in Freeport is caring for the dogs rescued from a Holmes County home but they need some help.
(Source: Holmes County Sheriff's Office)
It took 14 hours for Alaqua staff and volunteers to assess all 101 dogs.
They say they were just as exhausted as the dogs, by the end of it.
When the dogs arrived at the refuge center, the staff had created an assembly line to examine, vaccinate and test them.
Test results showed that more than 60% of the dogs had heartworm. Those dogs will be treated for the next five to six weeks.
In the first month, they will be on modified cage rest and won't be able to run or play with other dogs.
Treating heartworm costs $250 to $350 per dog.
Additional testing will be done for other medical conditions.
That's why the Alaqua Refuge needs the public's help to provide medical care and other necessities for the animals.
If you are interested in donating, adopting or fostering go to: https://www.alaqua.org/safc/