Dogs seized from NC kennel, owner faces welfare violations
The owner of a northeastern North Carolina kennel has been charged with dozens of animal welfare violations after authorities seized more than 60 dogs from living conditions described as “inhumane”.
Currituck County officials took the adult dogs and puppies away after responding to a report on Friday of stray dogs getting lost on a road in Moyock. Animal control officers who arrived discovered a number of dogs in outdoor kennels that “were extremely unsanitary,” according to a county news release.
Forty-seven adult dogs and 14 puppies were recovered, while one adult dog discovered was dead, media reported. Several dogs required immediate medical attention. The dogs were taken to the Currituck Animal Shelter.
According to media reports, Tim Warren, the owner of Bentwood Labradors, has been charged with 61 counts of failing to provide the animals with medical care, adequate food and water, and sanitary living conditions. He was also charged with violating the county’s restraining order; allow animals to create a nuisance; and failure to provide veterinary care to an animal, resulting in its death.
A message left on the kennel’s phone number seeking comment Sunday from Warren was not immediately returned.
The Currituck shelter was receiving donations to care for the rescued group, including supplies and gift cards for pet stores.