After animal control raided a multi-million dollar mansion in New Hampshire, finding nearly a hundred great danes in disgusting, squalid, conditions, they arrested their ‘breeder’ – a woman named Tina Fay.
Authorities are accusing her of a number of outlandish behaviors – including stapling a dog’s wound shut without giving it antibiotics, or any numbing agents. The dogs did not appear to be receiving medical care.
When authorities raided the mansion last week, they found feces and urine all over the floors. The kitchen had raw meat in it.
The Daily Mail reports:
Now the veterinarian who police believe could have prevented the horrific abuse could be facing charges herself as the police probe into the case widens.
Cops want to know whether Dr. Kate Battenfelder even examined the dogs before giving them a health certificate which allowed them to be shipped out of the house of horrors in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, at prices of up to $5,000 each.
‘We are looking at the case very carefully,’ Dean Rondeau, chief of police in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, told DailyMail.com in an exclusive interview. ‘There are other people — not just the veterinarian — that we are looking at.’
Documents filed in Circuit Court in Ossipee, New Hampshire, show the full range of the abuse that a 16-year-old worker revealed after just one day working for Fay.
The girl, who police refer to just by the initials A.N., is now being hailed as the hero who rescued the dogs when the vet allegedly turned a blind eye.
The teen told Wolfeboro cop Michael Strauch of her disgust at the conditions she discovered in the isolated 8-bed, 13-bath mansion.
A.N. was recruited by kennel manager Julia Smith, the police file reveals. On her only day at work, May 2, she was horrified by what she found and immediately started taking pictures on her phone, which are now being used as evidence against Fay.
A.N. told police as soon as she went to Fay’s $1.525 million home she was met by a smell which made her ‘want to gag.’
She told Strauch there were ‘piles of trash and empty boxes covered in chicken juice. There were maggots and bugs covering the floor where some of the dogs were living.’
‘Additionally, A.N. said that while loading trash bags to bring outside, Julia told A.N. she didn’t like one of the trash bags they were loading because it contained a dead puppy.
More reports show that animal control found a litter of puppies when they entered. They were so small they had not opened their eyes yet.
Another job was seen with such a bad eye injury, it didn’t look like she could see. The dogs were dehydrated, desperately drinking any water they could find outside.
All the dogs will be receiving medical treatment and given to a shelter to find homes.