TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - The Tupelo-Lee Humane Society brought over 40 dogs located around a home in Baldwyn back to its Tupelo shelter.
Operations Director Rachel Allred said the dogs were owned by a man who lived in the home that is being described as a "hoarder."
"It is actually very heartbreaking and very tasking on you emotionally,” Allred said. “To see a person who has allowed to be so overwhelmed."
Thirty of the 40 dogs are now at the shelter with the rest located at the property.
Allred said her team will begin to bring the rest back over the course of the week.
"We just want to make sure that we quarantine them for a little while; we don't have any vaccination history on them,” she said. “We are uncertain on what they have been exposed to."
Allred identified one of the problems was the amount of breeding that had took place, with several puppies and expectant mothers.
"It is very important that when you get a pet to make sure that people spay and neuter because you never want something like this to get out of control."
The humane society is looking for help from the community to help foster some of the dogs that are already in the shelter while they deal with the surplus of dogs.