Roanoke's Angels of Assisi is working to help the animals involved in animal cruelty case that stretches from California to Roanoke.
On Tuesday, police near Memphis, Tennessee pulled over a U-Haul truck full of 144 dogs.
Police say Bonnie Sheehan and Pamela King-McCracken kept the animals in horrible conditions, without food or water.
Authorities believe the two were transporting the dogs from California to Roanoke.
Angels of Assisi has contacted animal rescue groups in Tennessee to offer assistance.
Angels of Assisi has a van that can transport the animals. It has carts for the animals and a ventilation system.
The group has been warned there could be a lot of red tape before the animals can be sent to Roanoke.
For one, Sheehan and King-McCracken are charged with animal cruelty, therefore the dogs may not be able to adopted until the legal matter is resolved.
Angels of Assisi realizes a lot of people in the Roanoke area want to help. "We see it time and time again in the Roanoke area, if there's a rescue if there's animals that need help the outpouring of support is wonderful," said Lisa O'Neill of Angels of Assisi.
The group is asking folks to be patient.
If you adopted or fostered an animal from Sheeman and King-McCracken in Roanoke, Angels of Assisi will examine the animal to make sure it is healthy.
You can all (540) 344-8707.