A woman is facing multiple animal cruelty charges after 22 German shepherds were found living in wire pens inside of an unheated barn in Alexandria, New Hampshire. According to WMUR News, it was 11 degrees below zero when officials removed the dogs from the barn – it was so cold that the water was frozen and shavings in the dogs’ pens were completely frozen.
The dangerous situation has resulted in Jennifer Choate, a dog breeder, being hit with 22 counts of animal cruelty. Choate is also facing charges following the death of three dozen dogs, primarily puppies, who perished in two fires at her property in Bristol.
Dogs seized from the frigid barn were taken in by the New Hampshire SPCA – they join nine dogs previously seized from Choate’s property in Bristol. The woman accused of cruelty is due in court on January 22 for the Bristol case, and on February 12 for the most recent incident.
(Screenshots via WMUR News)
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