An estimated 250 of the 1,000 dogs rescued from the Whispering Oaks Kennel in Parkerburg, West Virginia, on Saturday arrived in Washington, DC., yesterday to be placed with various rescue organizations and in foster homes. Above, a heartbreaking tear rolls from the eye of a momma doxie as her puppies nurse. Excerpt from The Washington Post: Frankie's eyes drooped with fatigue. With grimy fur and nails a half-inch long, he wobbled on his paws after apparently spending most of his life in a wire cage in a West Virginia puppy mill. But his biggest problem yesterday was fitting his wiener-shaped torso into the sink.
"I think he's too long," said Kirsten Porter, 29, plopping the 2-year-old dachshund's rear end under the kitchen faucet, then lathering him with shampoo. Read more in a great story at The Washington Post. Don't miss this link on the left hand side of the page there with 3 slideshows of photos.