ORANGE (CBS) — More than two dozen dogs abandoned in a Laguna Hills park are expected to go up for adoption on Saturday.
The animals. between 8 months and 6 years old, were left in a park by acquaintances of the owner last month.
“The people that brought the dogs to the park believed that there were just too many dogs for that home. Dog hoarding , if you will. There were 30 dogs dropped off at the park. We went back to the home and confiscated three more dogs,” said Jim Amormino of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.
Of the 33 dogs, five were pregnant and 22 will be made available for the public to adopt on Saturday.
“We’re really excited for the opportunity to give our community the chance to give these dogs a second chance,” said Ryan Drabek, director of Orange County Animal Care.
Adoptions start from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Orange County Animal Care Pet Fair in the city of Orange. All of the animals have been spayed, neutered, micro-chipped and have all of their shots.