GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. (WCCO) — Monday was a big day for the Animal Humane Society.

After months of waiting, a large group of puppies was available for adoption.

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A long line of perspective pet owners waited for chance to adopt the yellow lab pups, all of which were rescued from a western Wisconsin home back in April.

Inspectors say the puppies were found living in filth and eating rotten meat.

“It was just horrendous conditions, lots of puppies, lots of grown, adult dogs, multiple dogs in one crate, no access to food, no access to water, no access to the outdoors, just living in filth,” said Zack Nugent of the Animal Humane Society.

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The man who owned the dogs was charged with failing to care for his animals and ordered to pay for their treatment in Minnesota.

Thirty-five adult labs and 13 puppies were rescued from his home. Some 25 additional puppies were born at the Animal Humane Society.

Because of the legal case, the court couldn’t release custody of the dogs to the Humane Society until Monday.

While all the 36 puppies were adopted or placed on an adoption hold on Monday, there are still some adult dogs that need homes.

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Those interested in adopting the dogs should visit the Animal Humane Society’s website.