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LUTHER, Okla. - Seven adorable dogs, left for dead in an Eastern Oklahoma county home are on the road to recovery, taking it one paw at a time.

The owner packed up and left Luther, Oklahoma in early August to live with relatives.

“He was lost you know, so he decided to go live with his daughters,” said neighbor Mike Grove. “When he did that he had 35 dogs, but got rid of 28 of them.”

Which leaves seven pups neglected, scared, and alone.

“It took us 3 to 4 days to notice there were any dogs there,” said Grove. “I’m the oldest of 17 brothers and sisters, and I know what it’s like to go without food and water.”

Mike set out to find help, eventually contacting the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office, who turned to a nearby shelter.

However Blaze’s Tribute Equine Rescue isn’t exactly known for the work with dogs.

“You know we dedicated the last 14 years to helping horses,” said Natalee Cross, president of Blaze’s. “Taking in dogs and not really having the facility, it has kind of been a scramble.”

The man’s name has not been released. Officials with the Sheriff’s office say once a warrant is issued, he will face seven felony counts for cruelty to animals.

The pets will be up for adoption in about a week, after they’re vaccinations are updated and they have been neutered.

“They’re good dogs,” said Cross. “They deserve a chance just like any other animal.”

For information on how to adopt one of the dogs, contact Blaze’s Tribute Equine Rescue.