More than 160 Pomeranian dogs rescued from truck in Nevada

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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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5 replies
  1. Bunny Peters says:

    OMG: those poor treasures…… I hope all of them are rehomed into loving furever homes where they will become beloved family members!!!!!!!!

  2. Adrienne says:

    This backyard breeder should be arrested and thrown in jail for life. Making money off of these animals is disgusting and cruel. Easy for her to do rather than drag her ass out each day to work a normal job.

  3. Red says:

    OK…. you know know who she is and what she does… either arrest her or fine her so heavily she has no alternative but to get out of the business of backyard breeding!! PLEASE make something good come out of this discovery and confiscation!

  4. Cynthia Como says:

    OMG! This really,really pisses me off!!! I wish people would stop adding to the overpopulation of dogs and the suffering that results from it….all for greed! Thank God these precious little fur babies were found and rescued….THANK GOD!!! And this woman definitely needs to be charged and given the bill for all the medical costs and grooming! She cruely abandoned these poor dogs and that’s a crime! And if the authorities are considering returning these precious dogs well that would be a crime! SMH


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