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Dogs rescued from animal sanctuary up for adoption in Cambria County

Six dogs are up for adoption at the Humane Society of Cambria County, after hundreds of animals were abandoned at a Jefferson County animal sanctuary. (WJAC)

It's been four months since a Jefferson County woman abandoned hundreds of animals at the Godot Animal Sanctuary.

The Humane Society of Cambria County took in the last six dogs left on the property and now they're up for adoption.

Back in May, the sanctuary owner, Lana Laughbaum, abandoned her property, leaving employees and the community tasked with finding hundreds of animals a home.

"Other than slipping in food or water, they weren't really touched or interacted with, and no fault of the sanctuary. It's just a small staff trying to care for 300 animals,” said Jessica Vamos, executive director of the Humane Society of Cambria County.

Back in May, those 300 animals were abandoned at the Godot Animal Sanctuary of Jefferson County and that's when the staff at the Humane Society of Cambria County went on a rescue mission.

"We have a staff member that is from Punxsutawney, so it was close to home for her, and so we kind of just got together and said we really felt like this was a mission for us,” Vamos said.

Vamos says as a no-kill shelter, she and her staff wanted to give the animals a second chance.

"Knowing that there was a possibility of them being euthanized, we felt very strongly to go ahead and rescue them from that situation," Vamos said.

She says when the dogs came to the shelter, they were broken.

"They didn't bark. They were very, very quiet,” Vamos said. “Not a huge interest in treats. Not a huge interest in toys. Definitely no interest in human affection."

But after four months, a lot of that has changed. Now all six dogs they rescued are ready to be adopted and ready to find a permanent home.

If you're interested in adopting one of the dogs, you can fill out an adoption application in person at the shelter or on their website.

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