When you are dealing with hoarders, you are dealing with people who think they are doing the best they can for their pets. They consider them family and its heartbreaking for them to give up any. So, it is understandable that the owners will back out of the surrendering process. This is what happened on Friday.
The night before, the owner had a breakdown about 'loosing' her babies, and said she was only able to give up 12, instead of the 20-25. Then, by Friday morning, she was very upset and couldn't give up any of them.
This doesn't mean that she will keep all the dogs forever, she has made contact and asked for help. Her main contact person is still hopeful that the owner will start surrendering the dogs in the next few weeks, and we have to be patient.
I would like to thank all the people that offered to help in so many ways. All the supplies that were brought to the house were great. Please stand by as this hopfully isn't the end of this situation.