Fifty Dogs Removed From Lenoir County Breeder

Fifty dogs have been removed from a breeding facility in Lenoir County, after authorities say they convinced the property owner to voluntarily shut down his facility.

The Humane Society says the small-breed dogs were found living in substandard conditions in outdoor pens. Local authorities say they inspected the property after an anonymous tip, but found no evidence of intentional abuse.

The property owner has agreed not to breed any more dogs in the future.

The Lenoir County Health Department then contacted the Humane Society for help in removing the dogs. They will be sent to Richmond and Washington, DC where they will be evaluated and placed for adoption.

It's the second time in a month that the Humane Society has helped in a dog rescue in Eastern Carolina, the other being hundreds of dogs seized at a suspected puppy mill in Wayne County.


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  • by aj Location: washington on Feb 27, 2009 at 05:50 AM
    if people want to own pets they need to treat them like they want to be treated if you put them in this conditions it would be fair with food or water for weeks at the time ill bet they would treat pets better them dont you?
  • by Brian Location: Greenville on Feb 26, 2009 at 04:46 PM
    Man these breeders are a sick lot.
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