Animal rescue

Idaho Animal Rescue Network and Helping Hands Rescue are working on a toy poodle hoarding case

LEWISTON- Idaho Animal Rescue Network has provided an update on its latest hoarding cases at Lewiston orchards involving approximately 13 toy poodles.

The following was provided via Idaho Animal Rescue Network Facebook:

“First of all, a huge debt of gratitude to the whole team of Orchard Pet Hospital. To take on a case like this without notice in addition to their regular customers speaks volumes about their commitment to animal welfare.

“These are the cases that leave rescuers, law enforcement and veterinary staff trying to hide their anger, frustrations and sadness. These are the cases that require us to sneak into a corner or hide behind our sunglasses so that no one sees our tears. These are the cases that disturb our sleep and leave us with so many questions. I can’t imagine the amount of emotion their office feels as they help every dog ​​in this house. Please keep their staff and Dr. Ponozzo in your thoughts.

“This poor dog was so terribly matted and covered in feces that he is unable to move and he cannot straighten his legs…to the point that his dislocating kneecaps have fused together. Now he is unable to walk because of it.

“It’s the kind of stuff they’re dealing with. It’s not just about shaving these dogs and giving them a bath. There’s so much more veterinary care involved. And the amount of compassion involved is immeasurable. .

Keeping these dogs will be very expensive. If you would like to donate, you can call:

Orchard Pet Hospital


or come by 207 Thain Rd. Lewiston ID and donate directly to rescue hands Account.

rescue hands

Box 1975

Lewiston, ID 83501