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Over 50 Dogs Rescued in Georgetown

Posted: Aug 09, 2018 10:03 PM Updated:
Rosy endures a missing eye after being rescued from a Georgetown residence. Rosy endures a missing eye after being rescued from a Georgetown residence.

GEORGETOWN, Del.- More than 50 small dogs were rescued from a backyard animal breeder in Georgetown on Saturday. 

After the Delaware Office of Animal Welfare investigated a complaint regarding the well-being of the animals--the Brandywine Valley SPCA was notified to help reduce the number of animals in the home. 

SPCA officials say when they arrived, some animals were in bad shape. 

"The animals really varied in states, ages, from newborn puppies, all the way up until senior dogs that were no longer breeding," Walter Fenstermacher, the director with Brandywine Valley SPCA said.

"Once we got to the property, we realized that it was in fact a backyard breeder, so it's never a pretty sight when it comes to breeders that can quickly become overwhelmed."

Brandywine says they sent a team of 15 SPCA medical and animal personnel to the site, including two veterinarians.

The facility says of the 161 dogs the owner had, 58 were surrendered voluntarily.

Four dogs have since been returned to the owner following the rescue--all of which were healthy enough to go back. 

Brandywine Valley SPCA says they expect all dogs to make a healthy recovery. Some dogs that were rescued may even be healthy enough for adoption as early as next week.  

Officials are reporting no criminal charges at this point. They also haven't released the address of the home.

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