52 dogs, 53 puppies seized from NH shelter

BRADFORD, N.H. (AP) More than 100 dogs that were seized from a kennel in Bradford, New Hampshire, are being cared for at two animal shelters as police consider criminal charges against their owner.

Police searched the property Tuesday after someone who bought two dogs at the kennel reported suspected animal cruelty or neglect. The owner surrendered the 52 adult dogs and 53 puppies, which were later taken to the Pope Memorial SPCA of Concord-Merrimack County and the Humane Society for Greater Nashua.

Police say the animals - mostly golden retrievers and black Labradors - were living in squalid conditions, raising concerns about their health and possible diseases. Shelter officials said they hope the dogs will be healthy enough to begin adoptions in the next two to three weeks.

Police are considering several charges.

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