"Wow. He got it immediately didn't he? He knew exactly what was happening," Scotlund Haisley, president and founder of Animal Rescue Corps (ARC), tells The Dodo.
In all, rescuers from ARC, alongside police, found 22 dogs on this abandoned property in Huntingdon, Tennessee, on Sunday: 13 Chihuahuas, two pit bulls, a Norwich terrier and several litters of puppies. Their torments ranged from mange to dehydration to intestinal worms to external parasites to alopecia, the Jackson Sun reports. Chained and penned, covered in feces, they were left to die. One puppy had already perished, her sisters found huddled near her body.