Eleven dogs were rescued from a homeless encampment in Turlock on Monday after they were found emaciated and living in their own excrement, according to the Turlock Police Department.
The 11 dogs were being kept by Amber Gehl in a minivan parked at a homeless encampment off Glenwood Avenue, said Turlock Police spokesperson Sgt. Michael Parmley.
The Turlock Animal Shelter has taken custody of all the dogs and is in the process of getting them care and treatment.
Animal control officers were told of the dogs by employees at the nearby Travelodge, who had noticed them at the encampment.
As the animal control officers approached, they saw Gehl trying to hide the dogs, Parmley said.
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