Help pours in to help dogs and puppies rescued from Randolph house

Fred Hanson

Donations, offers of help and requests to adopt some of the 90 dogs and puppies rescued from squalor in a Thayer Circle home are flowing in to the Animal Rescue League.

“The staff has been very touched by the calls we’ve been receiving, and the on-line and phone donations we’ve been receiving,” said Christopher Smalley, communications director of the Animal Rescue League of Boston.

Online donations alone have topped $8,000 since Friday morning, he said. He estimates the long-term care of the dogs could cost as much as $40,000.

PETCO has set up donation boxes in its stores and has donated grooming services for the dogs, Smalley said.

“It’s a pretty big operation as we continue to get them cleaned up,” he said.

The dogs are unavailable for adoption since they are part of an investigation, Smalley said. Some may be placed in foster homes.

The house raided Thursday was leased by Linda Snow, the owner of Missy’s Puppy Land in Stoughton.

Investigators, and some disgruntled pet store customers, have been looking for Snow since the raid. She has yet to surface to answer questions about the conditions in which the animals were being kept.

Her pet store has been the subject of numerous complaints from customers and has been cited 55 times by state officials.

Fred Hanson may be reached at fhanson@ledger.com.

How to help

Want to help pay for the care for the Randolph dogs and puppies? Call the Animal Rescue League of Boston by calling 617-426-9170 or go online to arlboston.org