Friday, October 7, 2011
In what was described as “animal hoarding, King County detectives and animal control officers raided a Burien house last night about 6:15 p.m. and seized 38 Chihuahua, Pomeranian, and Chin dogs. All were in relatively poor health and kept in extremely dirty dog crates. Fourteen were immediately taken to a veterinarian’s office and nine were euthanized.
A man at the Burien residence said the majority of the dogs were his, and claimed some were show dogs.
More dogs were later found at an Issaquah residence.
Detectives and animal control officer subsequently served a search warrant at a residence in the 5900 block of 189th Ave SE and found another 62 dogs. These animals were in relatively good health and in clean crates, but due to the condition of the house, the dogs were taken by Regional Animal Services of King County, according to the Sheriff's Office..." More