A Hendersonville man has been accused of abandoning several dogs instead of turning them over to authorities who were investigating pet hoarding.
Henderson County sheriff's Capt. Frank Stout says officers took 40 poodle and poodle-mix dogs from a home last weekend.
Stout says the son of the dogs' owners is being charged with abandoning seven dogs after authorities thought they had all the animals. His name has not been released.
Brad Rayfield with the Henderson County Animal Shelter says 18 of the 40 dogs have been adopted. One of the dogs was be put down but Rayfield says the other animals don't appear to be in danger.
Stout says authorities do not plan to pursue charges against the woman who owned the dogs because she suffers from several health problems..." More