DES MOINES, Iowa -- The Animal Rescue League of Iowa is caring for 26 animals pulled from a Des Moines home.
21 dogs and five cats were taken from the home. The ARL says the animals were covered in their own filth, crawling with fleas and suffering from hair loss and skin infections.
The ARL says the smell of urine in the home was so strong that it burned rescuers' eyes and lungs.
All of the animals are expected to survive. The ARL is asking for donations to help care for them, especially for covering medical expenses. Donations can be made online at a page setup to monitor these rescued animals.