21 dogs rescued from an Oildale home after a woman was led to them by stray dogs

Kern County Animal Control Shelter took in 16

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Twenty one dogs were rescued from a home in Oildale Sunday morning, after a woman was led to the house by a stray dog. 

"We chased her over here, she went in through the fence... I saw probably 15-20 puppies of all different ages, one almost dead, " said Melissa Mouser as she walked 23ABC through what happened. 

Melissa Mouser rescued five of the puppies, and called Kern County Animal Control to handle the rest of them.

"There was a teeny, tiny one, that I got. All the dogs started eating on it and biting it. I called the sheriff's department and they had animal control come out and take care of it," said Mouser. 

That puppy, named Bear, is now "doing good" according to Mouser. 

A Bakersfield non-profit Helping Animals Live Tomorrow (H.A.L.T) is helping fostering the rescued puppies, and are asking for donations for vetting and feeding. 

Mouser said that "they are bringing, buying shots, supplies for the animals. They are being real supportive."

To donate to the non-profit , you can go to www.haltrescue.org or email them at haltrescue@gmail.com 


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