Some of 263 dogs rescued from Sarasota being treated at Tri-County Humane Society in Boca

BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Dozens of dogs rescued last week arrived at the Boca Raton Tri-County Humane Society late Saturday night and could be up for adoption in the next few weeks.

About 263 dogs were rescued by Sarasota County Animal Services, pulled from a home in Venice last week. Some of the animals are not in good condition, according to investigators. They were still being treated Sunday night.

Investigators said the owners of the dogs were cooperative with authorities. The Tri-County Humane Society in Boca Raton is one of many facilities where the dogs are being treated.

Pending medical evaluation and clearance, the animals will be put up for adoption.

"It's just going to be a long road to recovery for these guys because they are so scared," said Tri-County Director of Operations Kim Spencer. "They don't know what a human touch is, and that's what breaks my heart."

Many have worms, ticks, fleas, infections and eye problems. Two of the dogs rescued by Tri-County were rushed to emergency veterinary care.

"The most horrific conditions I think I've ever seen in my rescue," said Tri-County Director Suzi Goldsmith. "They have had the worst quality of life and I would say they've had no quality of life."

The Tri-County Humane Society has assisted with large rescue efforts in the past.

To donate or adopt, call 561-482-8110 or visit www.tricountyhumane.org .

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