Going through Facebook can be fun but sometimes it also shows the ugliest side of humanity. One such example is when local rescues take in abused or neglected animals and must ask the community for help caring for the pets.

When I was looking for a rescue dog, I scoured Petfinder to find the exact doggie that I wanted. I even set my travel parameter up to two hours away just to widen the net. I'm so thankful I did that because the perfect little runty min pin mix was waiting for me at a family rescue in the tiny town of Newton, IL.

Saved by Grace Animal Rescue
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31 Severely Neglected Dogs in Southern Illinois

Since then, I've followed the work that Saved by Grace Animal Rescue does on Facebook. They take in dogs and cats from animal control and place them in foster and forever homes.

Yesterday, I saw that they were assisting with the seizure of 31 severely neglected dogs in Jasper Co, IL.

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The rescue posted this to Facebook:

"We were called to an emergent situation this week in Jasper County regarding an unlicensed puppy mill. Upon arriving, a deceased dog was discovered along with 15 other dogs in horrific shape. The Department of Ag was involved in removing them from the residence and into our rescue." 

"Because we couldn’t handle the magnitude of this situation for many reasons, our friends at WILD Canine Rescue was gracious enough to come and help. We are asking for prayers and donations to help these dogs get back to good health."

- Saved by Grade Animal Rescue 

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In a later Facebook post, they gave this update about the dogs:

All 31 dogs are doing ok (16 more were found Monday). They are being groomed, vetted, and placed in foster homes as quickly as possible. 4 are still hospitalized. 1 tested positive for heartworms. Because this situation involves minors, information is limited. Be reassured there are no more dogs on the property.

- Saved by Grade Animal Rescue 

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Please Do Not Contact the Rescue at this Time

With most of these dogs being highly sought-after doodles and purebred dogs, the response has been overwhelming. The rescue went on to let people know that the dogs are NOT available at this time and have asked that people not contact them asking questions about particular dogs because taking care of all the animals is time-consuming and this takes time away from caring for them.

Fair Enough - But How Can I Help?

But if you are like me, you WANT to help. The very best thing you can do is to make a donation for care. These doggos are in bad shape and will all need veterinary care. This very small private rescue also needs funds for food, medication, and other necessities to help care for these dogs.
There are several ways you can donate. You can donate online thru Paypal or Facebook. Or send a check to:
Saved By Grace Animal Rescue
13996 East 1000th Ave
Newton, IL 62448

The rescue also encourages anyone who sees an animal being abused or neglected to call authorities.

31 Dogs Seized from Unlicensed Puppy Mill in Southern IL

Saved by Grace Animal Rescue was called to assist in the seizure of 31 dogs from an unlicensed puppy mill in Jasper Co., IL. The rescue is asking that you do not contact them regarding the dogs as they are not adoptable at this time. They are asking for monetary support to assist with vet bills and care. To give, donate online thru Paypal or Facebook.

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