HOWELL TWP., N.J. (WPVI) -- At least 276 dogs and counting were rescued in what's being called the worst case of animal hoarding in Monmouth County.
The dog were found inside a home in Howell Township, New Jersey.
A litter of puppies was born just minutes before help arrived.
SPCA officials say the owners definitely cared for the animals, but things clearly got out of control.
Crews set up a triage unit outside the home to evaluate the canines.
They vaccinated and micro-chipped the dogs before sending them to the Monmouth County SPCA.
It's requesting crates, blankets, food and money to care for them.