Eleven Rottweilers were rescued on Sunday after, according to the Yolo County Sheriff's Office, they were found severely neglected and living in their own feces.
On a tip, the Yolo County Animal Services division of the sheriff's office went to Second Chance Rottweiler Rescue in Davis and found the dogs, along with three others that died.
"All of them were dehydrated and in a severe condition when we got them," Renee Lancaster said. She runs Rotts of Friends, another rescue group in Davis, and took in the dogs.
"Being a retired peace officer I see a lot of ugly stuff," Lancaster said. "It was probably the worst I've ever seen."
The dogs' conditions range from serious to critical and all are emaciated. For example, one Rottweiler named Mikey weighs 57 pounds. Lancaster said he should be at least 85 pounds.
Second Chance Rescue is operated by Elain Greenberg. No one was at the home when News10 visited for comment. Greenberg also hasn't responded to phone calls for comment.
Sheriff's Sgt. Mike Nevis said his department is hoping to file multiple counts of animal cruelty by the end of the week.
"It's infuriating," Kristin Greene, a Rotts of Friends volunteer, said. "Especially when we're out here everyday trying to do right by these dogs."