More than 50 dogs seized from Duplin County home

The Associated Press

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KENANSVILLE — Authorities say they took more than 50 dogs from a home in Duplin County because they were living in filth and had no access to food or water.

Duplin County Animal Control says it found German shepherds, dachshunds and other breeds living at the home. Many of the dogs had untreated medical conditions.

Authorities say the owners of the dogs agree to give up the animals after Animal Control searched the home. It wasn’t clear if they would face charges for the condition of the dogs.

The Humane Society of the United States wants to see North Carolina pass a law setting minimum standards for dog breeding operations. The Humane Society’s state Director Kim Alboum says now authorities can’t stop neglect until it reaches dangerous proportions.