ST. TAMMANY PARISH, La. — The Northshore Humane Society says about 40 dogs and puppies need homes after being surrendered by an "overwhelmed" breeder in Washington Parish.

The dogs were surrendered Thursday morning, and now the group is launching "Operation Hunting for Homes." 

The group is also asking for donations to provide medical care, food and shelter for each dog until they are adopted.

"On average, we spend $350 for every animal we save," the humane society said on its Facebook Page.

The humane society has set a $15,000 goal for donations and as of Thursday morning has raised more than $1,600.

"Our goal is to have every one of these animals in foster care before end of business day Thursday!" the humane society said. "Temporary foster homes are desperately needed for each of these dogs."

Anyone interesting in adopting or fostering one of the dogs is asked to arrive at the Covington shelter after 1 p.m. Thursday. The shelter's address is 20384 Harrison Avenue.

Volunteers are also needed to bathe the dogs when they arrive.

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