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Rescued dachshunds find new homes

WINTER HAVEN, Florida --  Remember the nearly 50 dogs, mostly Dachshunds, found stacked in cages filled with urine and feces in an Auburndale home earlier this month?

About a third of them are finding new homes.

PHOTOS: 47 dogs rescued from disgusting home

Eleven males and six females that were surrendered in the animal cruelty case went up for adoption Tuesday morning in Winter Haven.

Their adoption fee is $70. They have all their shots and are fixed and micro-chipped.

49-year-old Randall Huggins and 55-year-old Bernice Walskey face 40 charges of animal cruelty. Investigators say some of the pups were malnourished and had skin, teeth, and mouth issues, as well as fleas and hookworm.

Authorities say they checked for neglect at the home in 2010 and sometime last year, but say they never found anything that bad.

There is no word yet on when the rest of the rescued dogs will be available for adoption.


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