Image Credit: The Humane Society of Greater Nashua
BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Authorities in New Hampshire have seized more than 100 dogs from a kennel after Police found them in "squalid living conditions."
Officials said the 105 dogs—52 adults and 53 puppies—were suspected of having untreated medical conditions due to their living situation.
The dogs, which appear to be primarily golden retrievers and English Labrador mixes, were removed from the kennel on June 11.
Authorities did not release the identities of the owners, but Bradford Police are investigating to see if animal cruelty charges are warranted.
The Humane Society of Greater Nashua and the Pope Memorial SPCA of Concord-Merrimack County assisted Bradford Police and the NH State Veterinarian’s Office in the removal of the dogs.
Since their rescue, two of the dogs have given birth to litters of puppies.
According to Becky Longval, Director of Animal Care for the Nashua Humane Society, staff and trained volunteers at both shelters have been working overtime to help the dogs.
“We expect all the dogs to improve physically and behaviorally, and hope to start adoptions in 2-3 weeks,” Longval said
Longval said that, because of the dogs' living environment, it may take time to get them used to home training.
“For some of the dogs it will take longer, as puppies will need to grow up,” she said. “They’ll just need patient people who are soothing as they can be to them ... We’re really watching closely so that they are happy and healthy.”
Both shelters are seeking donations to help care for the dogs on their website.
WBZ NewsRadio's Chris Fama (@CFamaWBZ) reports