83 toy-sized dogs with medical issues seized from St. Clair Township home

83 small dogs were found in wire cages at a home in St. Clair Township

ST. CLAIR COUNTY, Mich. – More than 80 dogs with medical issues were seized Tuesday from a suspected dog-breeder in St. Clair Township.

Authorities said a tip alerted them to the 83 dogs found in wire cages stacked on top of each other.

The dogs will be put up for adoption, but there’s a lot of work that needs to be done to get them healthy enough to be join families.

UPDATE: St. Clair County Animal Control seeks families for 83 dogs seized from suspected dog breeder

In addition to the dogs, St. Clair County Animal Control also seized four cats and two birds from the property.

The St. Clair County Animal Control are working with the Humane Society to spay, and neuter the dogs and treat their injuries.

“These dogs have lived in wire bottom cages their entire life,” said St. Clair County Animal Control director Erika Stroman. "They don’t totally understand the concept of being out of a cage and walking on a solid floor.”

The St. Clair County Animal Control is requesting donations to help assist in treating the dogs. You can donate food, soap, cash and other items here.

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