Dogs in Federal Way cruelty case being treated at Tacoma shelter

One of the malnourished dogs seized in an animal cruelty case.

TACOMA, Wash. — Five neglected dogs taken from a Federal Way home are being treated at the Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County.

According to the Humane Society, a Federal Way Animal Control officer discovered the dogs and their owners were living in a small trailer covered in dog feces and urine.

The owners were arrested and are facing several animal cruelty charges from various counties in Washington.

The dogs, which range in age from 5 months to 8 years old, include four German shepherds and one French bulldog.

The Humane Society said all were malnourished, deprived of water and were fearful when they arrived at the shelter.

Veterinarian staff at the shelter are working to get the dogs back to healthy weights.

“We’re monitoring their health very closely,” Dr. Stephanie Swearngin, veterinarian at the Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County, said. “Our team is giving them the care they need to get them back to a healthy weight.”

Donations are being accepted on the shelter’s website.

One of the malnourished dogs seized in an animal cruelty case.