Thursday, March 1, 2012

More than 30 dogs found in, around squalid Harmony trailer


A complaint about an aggressive dog in a Harmony neighborhood is likely to result in numerous animal cruelty charges.
Iredell County Animal Services Director Chris Royal said an officer went to a home on Whispering Road on Tuesday evening to investigate a report of an aggressive dog running loose in the neighborhood.
The officer went to the door of a singlewide mobile home owned by Janet Baldwin, smelled an overwhelming odor of urine and feces and found 28 dogs inside the house, Royal said.
She said other officers responded to the house, as did the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office.
Royal said there were 32 animals on the property -- one cat and 31 dogs. There were four dead dogs found outside -- two in a single cage in a utility building and two others in separate lots outside, she said.
She said officers found a burned area behind the house and found animal carcasses. Royal said the bodies of at least two dogs were found in the burn pit, but they suspect there are probably more..."  More

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