Animal Control officers have rounded up 28 dogs found wandering in Frederick County.
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They are the cutest of animals left alone in the worst conditions.
Frederick County Animal Control rounded up a bunch of dogs running wild in freezing weather.
Kai Jackson reports the challenge now isn't finding them homes, it's finding the person responsible for abandoning them.
Cute, cuddly and cold. That was the perilous condition for more than two dozen abandoned dogs on Thursday near Walkersville in Frederick County.
News of the dogs spread so fast, people lined up to sign up and adopt them.
"I said 'Wow, I want to come see the dogs.' I want one. My friend told me about it," said Shareka Sherrod.
The Frederick County Animal Control office says 28 dogs were rescued.
After Michael Bermudez saw them just after midnight Thursday while driving on a road called Sundays Lane, he called for help.
"I actually own a dog myself, and to see a dog not shiver and just curled up, that's a bad sign," said Bermudez. "So I put them in the truck, turned the heat on and they were fine. They were, about 10 of them in all, curled up on top of each other."
The animals have their fur, but they are house pets and could have frozen to death in the frigid night air.
"Those kinds of conditions without shelter or without water, without being taken care of, and predominately being indoor animals, there's a risk of hypothermia," said Harold Domer, Animal Control.
The Frederick County Animal Control office is now investigating to find the owner of the dogs.
They believe the dogs came from one home judging by how they socialized with each other.