Dogs confiscated from NC kennel, owner faces welfare violations

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MOYOCK, NC (AP) — The owner of a kennel in Northeast North Carolina has been accused of dozens of animal welfare violations after authorities confiscated over 60 dogs from what they called “inhumane” living conditions.

Currituck County officials took away the adult dogs and puppies after responding to a report of stray dogs roaming a street in Moyock on Friday. Arriving animal control officers discovered a number of dogs in outside kennels that were “extremely unsanitary,” according to a county news release.

Forty-seven adult dogs and 14 puppies were collected, while one adult dog discovered had died, news outlets reported. Several dogs required immediate medical attention. Dogs were taken to the Currituck Animal Shelter.

According to the news outlets, Bentwood Labradors owner Tim Warren has been charged with 61 counts of failing to provide the animals with medical care, adequate food and water, and hygienic living conditions. He was also charged with violating the county’s restriction ordinance; allow animals to create a nuisance; and failure to provide veterinary care to an animal, resulting in its death.

A message left on the kennel’s phone number Sunday for comment from Warren was not immediately returned.

The Currituck Animal Shelter accepted donations to help care for the rescued group, including supplies and pet store gift cards.

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