"They had too many animals:" 25 dogs seized from deplorable conditions in hoarder's home in OKC

OKLAHOMA CITY (WITI) -- Twenty-five dogs were rescued in Oklahoma City on Monday, March 16th. The dogs were found to be living in deplorable conditions in a hoarder's home.

A welfare check Monday led to the discovery of the dogs. The mostly terrier mixes were living inside and outside the home -- surrounded by dirt and animal droppings.

"When we got there, it was pretty dirty and you could smell an odor from the minute we got there. There were a couple of people living in the home and they were people who needed help themselves as well as help for the animals. What was their excuse? You know, excuses is a strange term. The situation was that they had too many animals and they weren't able to care for them. It got out of hand," Julie Bank, OKC animal welfare superintendent said.

The dogs will now be spayed, neutered, bathed and given shots.

They'll be up for adoption as soon as Thursday, March 19th.

Two people living in the home, including an elderly resident will not be charged with a crime.