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Dogs rescued in Louisiana find new forever homes in Tampa

Posted at 5:52 PM, Feb 25, 2020

TAMPA, Fla. -- A line of people grew outside the Humane Society of Tampa Bay Tuesday morning, as word spread about a recent group of dogs rescued.

"I said no, I must help them," Carm Corbani said.

She drove from Gulfport to Tampa for the first time in hopes of taking one of the dogs home.

"I felt they needed me," she said.

PHOTOS: Dogs rescued in Louisiana find new homes in Tampa

The shelter said it took in about 20 dogs from a startling case in Lafayette Parish in Louisiana.

"We received notification a little over a week ago from one of our partners in Louisiana that they had come across this hoarding case where a woman had 70 dogs living outside of her property that she was breeding. Conditions were not great," said Danyelle Ho, the director of shelter operations, at the Humane Society of Tampa Bay.

According to KATC, a sister station of ABC Action News, deputies found around 70 dogs at a home during a criminal investigation.

"Most of them surprisingly like little arrow here are in pretty good shape," Ho said of the dogs in Tampa. "A lot of them have some skin issues that weren’t treated and most of them are heart worm positive from living outside and not getting proper medication. But other than that pretty good."

Several of the dogs went up for adoption Tuesday with more expected to be available throughout the week.

You can view adoptable dogs at the shelter here.