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Descending into the dark and dampened basement, not even an incessant chorus of barking, whining and scratching could drown out the overwhelming odor of excrement and crammed bodies that wafted up to meet the rescue team. And then the reality before them sunk in.
"Walking into the conditions that they were living in yesterday, the first thing that just hits you across the face right away is the ammonia of just dogs living in their own squalor—feces, urine everywhere," Erica Geppi, North Carolina State Director for the Humane Society, said. "Seeing just that obvious lack of care was the biggest […]