Tuesday, May 26, 2009

59 dogs seized at home in Bluffs

Officials lastyear took 69 dogsfrom same house

 — City officials removed 59 dogs and puppies Tuesday afternoon from a home in the Bluffs neighborhood after months of receiving complaints about the sounds and smells coming from the house.

It was the second time city animal services had to remove more than 50 animals from the property. In April 2008, 69 Shih Tzu dogs and puppies were taken from the house in the 6000 block of Kingsbridge Drive, on allegations of cruelty to animals because of cruel confinement.

“These are health-code violations,” city spokesman Ty Meighan said about Tuesday’s seizure.

Most of the dogs in Tuesday’s seizure were again Shih Tzus, but there were also dogs of other breeds taken away..."  More

Photo: Cynthia Esparza