In Las Vegas, authorities discovered more than 160 Pomeranian dogs abandoned in a U-Haul truck on Wednesday evening. Investigators believe the 164 dogs were abandoned in the 3000 block of Tonto Street in Sandy Valley by a California “backyard” breeder.
According to the Las Vegas Review Journal, the Clark County Animal Control transported all of the dogs to the Animal Foundation Las Vegas where they will be held for the required 72-hour hold period pending the arrival of the owner. All of the dogs will be medically evaluated and groomed and are expected to be made available for adoption in the next several weeks. The dogs appear to be in generally good health although they were dirty. They range in ages from three months to 12-years.
The dogs had no food, water or ventilation when they were found left in crates – three to five dogs in each crate. The driver of the vehicle was a woman from San Bernardino, California and has been described as a “backyard breeder” although her identity has not been made public. Supposedly the woman loaded all of the dogs into a truck and left California after hearing her property was to be inspected.
As of Thursday, no arrests or charges have been filed, however the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police are continuing their investigation in conjunction with Clark County Animal Control and San Bernardino authorities.
(Photos of 160 Pomeranian dogs via screenshots by Fox News)
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