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Georgetown Dog Breeders Speak Out Following Animal Seizure

Posted: Aug 10, 2018 6:40 PM Updated:
One of the remaining dogs at the Georgetown residence One of the remaining dogs at the Georgetown residence

GEORGETOWN, De- After the seizure of nearly fifty dogs from a Georgetown breeder, the owners of Jack's Precious Pets are finally speaking out. The dogs were taken last Saturday after the Delaware Office of Animal Welfare issued "corrective notices" for unsanitary conditions and medical issues. 

They then notified the Brandywine Valley SPCA who retrieved the dogs to reduce the amount at the property.

The SPCA reports the facility housed 161 dogs, yet the owners of the kennel claim to have only housed nearly 100. 

Today, the kennel operators gave WBOC exclusive access to tour their facility to check on the status of their remaining dogs--dogs who the owners claim are all healthy.

"The truth is they come out and just be superior over you and they just take your dogs no matter what you even say, even if the dogs are healthy or not," Shawn Sullivan, the co-owner of the site said.

Though the SPCA reports the surrender of the animals was voluntary, Sullivan says different.

"They came in, they set up tents, and they told my mom to pick forty-five dogs to keep and they were going to keep the rest," Sullivan said.

The owners say they felt blindsided when the SPCA showed up on Saturday to evaluate and seize the animals--Sullivan claims they received little time to make corrective measures.

"Everything was clean, up to par, we clean everyday. So give or take a day or so, they get dirty we clean them."

During WBOC's tour of the facility, the conditions of the dogs varied. Some were lethargic, while others were full of energy. But the owner says no dogs are in danger. Food and water was also readily available. 

Of the dogs taken, Sullivan says only four had medical issues.

"A black pug had a bad eye from a puppy fight, one had an umbilical hernia, and those are the only two that I know of that needed surgery. And then there were two puppies that had pneumonia," he said.

The SPCA says of the fifty-plus dogs seized, all are expected to make a full recovery.

Some will be available for adoption in the near future, while others need additional time to recover. 


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