Rescued dogs from Jerome ready for adoption
Tina Jensen reports. Video by IdahoOnYourSide.comvideo
Nearly 60 dogs and cats are recovering after they were rescued from deplorable conditions in a house in Jerome.
Now some of those animals are ready for new homes in loving families.
The Jerome County Sheriff’s office won’t release photos because the case is still under investigation. But the man who kept the animals is facing criminal charges.
Because the suspect didn’t have a history of animal cruelty, he won’t be charged with a felony.
"Unfortunately these situations are all too common in communities throughout Idaho,” said Dr. Jeff Rosenthal, executive director with the Idaho Humane Society. “Often, they go undetected because the people tend to be reclusive and they may have a variety of psychological issues."
Five of the dogs have already been adopted. Five more are currently waiting for homes. The Idaho Humane Society says more dogs will be ready for adoption in the next few weeks as they are leash-trained and socialized.