At a breeder’s home near Pocomoke City, 40 dogs were seized And rescued from unsanitary conditions last summer.
The animals were found in disgusting conditions said Dr. Jeffrey Reed, a veterinarian, and owner of Somerset Regional Animal Hospital.They had no drinkable water nor appropriate food. Many of them had serious ear and skin infections and needed more care than others.
“They lacked the most important things for all dogs which was just kind, compassionate human interaction,” said Dr. Reed.
In December, the breeder was sentenced with three years probation for animal cruelty.
According to Officer Cindy Tawes, it is the biggest animal cruelty case the Somerset County Dog Control Unit has seen in the last decade.
After being rescued and well taken care of at Somerset County, two dogs gave birth to 14 new puppies, an now 54 german shepherds are ready for adoption starting next week and none of them have a name yet.
For more information about adoption :
Somerset County Animal Control
Address: 7922 Crisfield Hwy, Westover, MD 21871, USA
Phone: +1 410-651-0986