In a Facebook post, the Wolfeboro Police Department recommended contacting the Conway Area Humane Society for more information about the dogs. Conditions inside the suspected puppy mill were unsanitary, and the dogs had limited access to food and water.
The Wolfeboro Police Department began investigating the owner of the residence after receiving reports of possible animal neglect.
Fay was arrested on two counts of animal neglect, and according to the police department, she’s likely to face more charges as the investigation plays out.
Fay is scheduled to be arraigned in the Ossipee Circuit Court on August 3.
Another nine puppies were removed from Fay’s custody at a Bartlett location, for a total of 84 Great Danes rescued Friday.
In turn, the Conway Area Humane Society advised those interested in helping the dogs to either submit an adoption survey or donate toward the care of these gentle giants. “I’m not ashamed to tell you that I was upset”.
“It was horrifying in and of itself, but I’ve never seen conditions like this in a house of that magnitude”.
Police said the case is “about reckless conduct, abhorrent behavior toward animals over profit, and scofflaw attitude about business practices”. Their paws appeared to be infected and were especially large for Great Danes.
The Humane Society describes puppy mills as “inhumane commercial dog breeding facilities”.
“Some of them have cherry eye, and that requires corrective surgery”, sad Cameron.
“It’s astonishing that such cruelty can occur and I’m so relieved that these animals are now safe and in the hands of people who will prove proper care for them”, said Lindsay Hamrick, the New Hampshire state director for the Humane Society. As the dogs are evidence in the criminal case, they will be unavailable for adoption while the charges remain pending. “Words can not describe the absolute abhorrent conditions these animals were living in”, he said. “It’s going to be a long and expensive road ahead for these guys, but we are committed to making it happen”, said Hamrick. However, Hamrick said HSUS is absorbing 100 percent of the cost to treat and care for these dogs.
“They were incredible, sweet dogs who were just overwhelmed by what was happening”, Hamrick said. The biggest is about 146 pounds. She said the animals were kept in an environment full of feces and urine.
Fay moved to Wolfeboro a few years ago.
The police revealed that the home, which is worth $1.45 million, was covered in animal waste. It is bad to see animals treated like this, ‘ said Tona McCarthy, a cruelty investigator with Pope Memorial SPCA in Concord, who received a tip off and photos of the Wolfeboro property. The Inquisitr will update when more information becomes available.
The sprawling home was filled with Great Danes, some in crates and kennels, others occupying rooms in the home. They found feces on the walls, floors, and all over the furniture. Neither has been identified or charged at this point.
While the HSUS noted that it rarely needs to intervene in New Hampshire’s animal neglect cases because the state has the capacity and resources to handle them, the cost is still a problem.
For those asking about adopting the dogs, this is a good start. Rondeau said he’s grateful to all the agencies that helped.
The Humane Society had brought two semi-trailers to transport all of the animals, but only the juveniles were small enough to fit in the trailers’ crates.
“We will just have to take it slow”, she said.
The Humane Society of the United States would also appreciate donations.