14 St. Bernard dogs and puppies rescued from awful conditions

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Douglas Police Department rescued 14 St. Bernard dogs and puppies after they were found living in unhealthy conditions. According to the Facebook page for the Douglas Police Department, several calls came in reporting a loose dog running in the streets in Douglas, Massachusetts. Animal Control Officer Kevin Sullivan and several residents spotted the St. Bernard, but the dog evaded capture until the next morning.

Further investigation by Douglas Police and Animal Control pinpointed the area where the loose dog lived. Authorities found 14 dogs living in the residence. A two-year-old female St. Bernard and her littler of 12, four-week puppies were surrendered to Animal Control.

Steven Banville, 38 faces charges of animal cruelty and misleading a police investigation.

The male St. Bernard named Buddy has already been adopted. The female and her 12 puppies are scheduled to be made available for adoption from March 6 through Pawfect Live Rescue located in Uxbridge. A fundraiser has been set up to help with expenseswww.youcaring.com/pawfectlifestbernards. You may also donate on their website.

If you are looking to adopt, please apply online at www.pawfectliferescue.org.

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4 replies
  1. Tracy Whitcomb says:

    I hope he actually gets charged with this abuse and not let off easy. Thank you for saving those innocent babies and the parents!!!

  2. Nancy Raymond says:

    Steven Banville should be held up as a prime example of animal cruelty and neglect. His miserable face should be posted in every rescue, shelter and veterinarian clinic in the state. He should NEVER have any animal in his home again – he has proven incapable, incompetent and abusive – I doubt the state of Mass. will do much to punish him – but hopefully, there is some serious street justice awaiting him.


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