54 Dogs Seized in Southeast Ohio, Rea Employees Collect 175 Pounds of Food

The Humane Society of the Ohio Valley (HSOV) became the new home to 54 Jack Russell/Beagle-mix dogs earlier this month, after area officers were made aware of deplorable conditions within a home in Fleming, Ohio. Armed with a search warrant, the pups were seized and transported to the humane society, which immediately found itself in need of food, medicine and cleaning supplies.

After learning of the crisis, employees at New Philadelphia, Ohio-based Rea & Associates (FY14 net revenue of $33.4 million) offered help. Staff in the Marietta, Ohio, office collected more than 175 pounds of dry dog food, 12 gallons of bleach, and eight boxes of treats and cash donations in two days.

None of the dogs are spayed or neutered, and officers found all 54 in various conditions, some pregnant, nursing or just puppies, some packed in cages and others running loose, with a variety of infections and illnesses, the Marietta Times reported.

“Rea & Associates is always very kind to us,” said HSOV Director Linda Pettit. “We talk to them frequently and they are always happy to help. In fact, whenever there is a need, this whole community just comes together. They really love animals here.”