The dogs were all incredibly scared and were snapping at rescuers, as they had no idea what was happening to them. It was later revealed that the owners of the dogs — the woman who had passed away and her husband — had started out with two Chihuahuas but hadn’t gotten them spayed/neutered. Four years later, they had 82 dogs. None of the dogs had ever left the house before, and were almost feral when they were finally faced with the outside world.
All 82 dogs found inside the home were taken to the RSPCA’s Newbrook Farm Animal Hospital to be checked over. They mostly suffered from matted fur and fleas, though a few had more serious injuries. While most of the dogs began to warm up to their rescuers after a little while, a couple of them had some serious behavioral issues, probably caused by growing up in such a chaotic environment.