You might remember the story that came out almost a year ago of 36 German Shepherds being held in protective custody by the New Hampshire Society of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, here's an update from WGME and a plea for help from the shelter.

Initially nine dogs were rescued from a negligent fire in Bristol, New Hampshire that took the lives of 29 other dogs. The surviving nine were taken in by N.H.S.P.C.A.. Only 20 days later 22 more German Shepherds were found shivering in negative 11 degree temperatures with frozen water in the loft of the same owners barn. Later one of the dogs gave birth to a litter of puppies- bringing the total number of dogs up to 36.

N.H.S.P.C.A. has been caring for these poor dogs for so long because they are being held in protective custody. The owner has been charged, and convicted with cruelty to animals but keeps appealing, drawing out the process and preventing the dogs from being eligible for adoption. The shelter's funds are completely depleted and they are reaching out to animal lovers to help them stay above water.

Please help, no donation is too small. Donate to the SOS fund here or by phone at 603-772-2921 x 102, you can also mail a donation to: New Hampshire SPCA, PO Box 196, Stratham, NH 03885.