Animal control officer Doug Smith told CBS2 that the situation from which these pups were rescued "appears to be a puppy mill, just by the nature of the percentage of males to females." The dogs will reportedly be up for adoption starting next week.
Hopefully the dogs will have plenty more chances to learn what human love feels like. For now though, Morrissey is confident that they're happy to be clean and comfortable.
"They want to get that stink off of them, the poor little things," she said.
The Devore Animal Shelter, like many other shelters across the country, has plenty of animals waiting for adoption, including those who don't always make the evening news. If you're ready to provide a forever home for a pet, visit a local shelter or search Petfinder for rescued animals who are waiting for families.