On Monday, a hotel in Washington, DC, is offering to take animals as pets, a move that is drawing attention to the plight of the dogs being abused and neglected in many parts of the country.
The hotel, the Coral Springs, is located in the nation’s capital, where more than half of the U.S. population lives.
A recent study found that one in five U.P.D. dogs had been abandoned at a shelter.
A spokesperson for the hotel told ABC News that they’re interested in adopting and will be working with local authorities to determine the best way to do that.
“We want to be part of this effort to find a home for these dogs that are so incredibly loyal and have a strong connection with people,” the spokesperson told ABC.
“This is the perfect place for them to be.”
Dogs at the hotel have been known to be left alone at night and have even been allowed out to play in the rain.
ABC News’ Kate Gee and Brian M. Brown contributed to this report.