GRAY, Maine — Authorities say they’ve seized 80 dogs from a cramped home in Maine that they believe was being operated as an unlicensed kennel.

The Portland Press Herald reports a summons was issued last month to 52-year-old Anita McBride, of Gray.

Court records say state animal welfare officials executed a search warrant on the744-square-foot home to take the animals and that they were being kept in substandard living conditions. Court paperwork says the dogs were living in their own feces and urine and didn’t have access to food or water. They removed 50 adult dogs, 30 puppies, and two cats.

McBride says the accusations against her are false, misleading, or contain incomplete information.

The animals are receiving medical care as needed.


Information from: Portland Press Herald, http://www.pressherald.com

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