“I’ve never seen conditions this bad in more than 21 years of law enforcement. Words cannot describe the absolute abhorrent conditions these animals were living in.”
That’s a statement from Police Chief Dean Rondeau of the Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, Police Department on Friday, June 16, when more than 80 Great Danes were allegedly found living in squalid and cruel conditions, according to the Huffington Post.
A press release from the Humane Society of the United States says the organization worked with the police department to investigate claims of animal neglect. When rescuers arrived to the dilapidated mansion, they allegedly discovered 84 dogs living in unsafe and unsanitary conditions, with limited access to food and water. Many of the pups’ eyes were red and swollen, they were sliding in their own feces, and the location reeked of ammonia, raw chicken and excrement, the statement alleges.
The owner of the residence and suspected puppy mill was charged with two misdemeanor counts of animal neglect, while police, animal control officers and rescue staff freed dogs from cages. The rescues included nine puppies and scores of adult dogs, many believed to be pregnant. The dogs were allegedly frightened, starving and suffering from various kinds of infections. …read more