MARSING, Idaho (CBS2) — A family in Marsing is struggling to care for approximately 60 dogs left behind by a deceased relative.
All of the dogs are infested with fleas and worms, and some are malnourished, West Valley Humane Society says. They will all need medical care.
"We are working with the family to bring in dogs as fast as possible as kennel space opens," WVHS said. "The shelter is also providing the family with food to help care for the dogs as we schedule them into the shelter for services."
The animal shelter is asking for community donations to help care for the dogs. After being open for less than an hour, the Facebook fundraiser has brought in $1,000 from 25 donors.
"Overall, they need a little bit of TLC," WVHS said.
To donate, see the WVHS Facebook post.
WVHS was able to send staff members in to help get the animals. They brought in 17 dogs and one hawk.
"The dogs are very scared and unsocialized and it may be a lengthy process to get everyone in our care," WVHS said.