PALM HARBOR, Fla. -- Suncoast Animal League rescued several animals after they were found living in a trailer in Pasco County.
The league's executive director, Rick Chaboudy, said about 16 animals were found in a trailer after their owner went to a hospital.
The owner gave up ownership to Pasco County Animal Services. Animal Services contacted Suncoast Animal League for help.
The league rescued three of the dogs and named them Estelle, Frankie and Georgie. Estelle was found in the worst condition.
"She's way underweight, skin and bones and a lot of scaring so who knows what took place. She was in the 20-pound range," said Chaboudy.
Chaboudy said all three dogs found a foster home before Christmas.
"They are very loving dogs and I think once they get into a normal household situation, I think, they're going to do extremely well," said Chaboudy.
Jeremy Detwiler is fostering one of the dogs.
"We got the room to do it so anything we can do to help out. We just love animals and everybody in our family does," said Detwiler.
Chaboudy said the dogs appear shy, but warm up to others quickly.
"It's pretty incredible to have our volunteers step up and take in a dog they never met before and make it part of their family so the dog gets to experience Christmas with a family," said Chaboudy.
Suncoast Animal League is a non-profit, no-kill animal welfare agency. They rely on donations and volunteer foster families.
You can click here for more information on the Suncoast Animal League.