Animal Rescue has busted a Great Dane breeder in New Hampshire, operating out of a $1.45 million mansion with absolutely squalid conditions. Approximately 82 dogs were taken out of the home.
Christina Fay, 60, of Warren Sands Road, Wolfeboro, was arrested on two misdemeanor counts of neglect after police received a tip on the illegal puppy mill she was running.
Rescue teams described the horrid conditions, and are checking the dogs for any illnesses obtained on the premises. The floors were covered in feces and urine. The food preparation area had raw meat, as well as rotting meat.
The Daily Mail reports:
Police and animal rights groups have rescued more than 80 Great Dane dogs from squalid conditions at a suspected puppy mill within a gated New Hampshire mansion.
Christina Fay, 60, of Warren Sands Road, Wolfeboro, was arrested on two misdemeanor counts of neglect, after the raid on her property on Friday found the animals living in ‘horrifying’ conditions.
Rescue teams say the house, previously valued for tax purposes at $1.45 million, was covered in feces across the floors, walls and furniture, while the food preparation area was littered with raw, rotting chicken.
Many of the 84 animals had free roam of the eight-bedroom, and nine bath, gated mansion.
Others were kept in cages, or cages off areas.
‘It was horrifying in and of itself, but I’ve never seen conditions like this in a house of that magnitude,’ Lindsay Hamrick, N.H. State Director for the Humane Society of the United States, told Union Leader.
Fay was reportedly selling the puppies for $2,500 each under the kennel name De La Sang Monde.
The website shows photos of dogs in open grounds or in seemingly clean areas within the home.
‘At some point, I got choked up. It is terrible to see animals treated like this,’ said Tona McCarthy, a cruelty investigator with Pope Memorial SPCA in Concord, who received a tip off and photos of the Wolfeboro property.
‘The conditions were deplorable. I’m trying hard to find words to describe it. It was certainly a situation that no animal should be kept in,’ said Wolfeboro Police Officer Michael Straugh, who is the department’s K-9 handler.
The dogs, which ranged in age form puppies just a few weeks old to adult dogs, have all been seized and are receiving veterinary treatment. Many were found with infections or eye irritation from the conditions.