- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 22, 2020

HAMPDEN, Maine (AP) - Nearly 30 animals were seized from a Maine home, officials said.

The owner of the home was working to create a licensed breeding kennel, but a search warrant was issued after multiple violations were found, said Liam Hughes, director of Maine’s animal welfare program. The animals were taken Tuesday.

Twenty-five dogs, including eight puppies, and one cat were taken to animal shelters. Many of the dogs were Great Danes, which aren’t acclimated to live in cold weather because of their thin coats, Hughes said.

One horse was also surrendered. There were other horses at the property that were not seized because they had suitable living conditions.

All of the animals will be evaluated and treated. They are not currently available for adoption because of the ongoing investigation.



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