19 Rottweilers removed from Waynesboro home

PAT FRIDGEN, Echo Pilot

The Antietam Humane Society has its hands extra full this week after 19 dogs were brought to the Waynesboro shelter from a single surrender Monday.

Antietam took in 19 Rottweilers on Monday, and will be putting them up for adoption, perhaps next week. Director Andrea Haugh said they were taken from a home in the Borough of Waynesboro, after an investigation due to complaints from residents. A family member agreed to sign over the dogs.

"It appears to have been a rescue that went wrong," said Haugh. "It could be a hoarder situation."

In general the animals appeared healthy, she said, but one with an immediate medical risk was transferred to the Better Days Animal League in Shippensburg. That agency also took a second dog. Others are being sent to area rescue groups and animal shelters, so that the load is manageable for each organization.

Haugh said the Rottweilers ranged in age from 1 year to 10. They were undergoing medical evaluations, and would be available for adoption once the temperaments were determined. People should watch the website antietamhumanesociety.org for updates on when the animals can be seen or adopted. Pictures will be posted soon. The society phone number is 762-9091.