He may look adorably goofy, with huge ears and a terribly skinny frame, but there has been nothing to smile about in Cumin’s life until recently. At the tender age of 2 he has already had a rough time in life, but he’s at ARK now and his gentle heart remains as strong as ever.

While the Adopt Me! column often features animals rescued from hoarders, Cumin’s former owner had stuffed their home with nearly 170 dogs as the family simply allowed them to breed and breed. The dogs were crammed everywhere when they were found — on bookshelves and in baskets. No one helped. To be honest, no one had reportedly bore witness to the situation since the number of dogs topped 40.

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