July 19, 2013
GOLDEN VALLEY, MINN. – JULY 19, 2013 – Animal Humane Society (AHS) worked with the Cass County Sheriff’s Office this week in the removal of 133 dogs, including 29 puppies, from a property in Pine River, Minn., about 150 miles northwest of the Twin Cities.
The sheriff’s office issued a search warrant Tuesday as the result of an ongoing investigation into complaints of animal cruelty at a commercial breeding operation, and the animals were seized. With the involvement of the sheriff’s office and the city’s police department, and the assistance of Heartland Animal Rescue Team of Brainerd, Minn., AHS removed the dogs and transported them to its facilities in the Twin Cities, where they are being evaluated and provided necessary medical care.
AHS continues to work with the sheriff’s office in the investigation, with formal charges pending.
NOTE: Because the seized animals are under quarantine, they are not available to be viewed by the media. Photos of animals on the property during the seizure are available to media upon request.
MEDIA CONTACT: Jeff Moravec, Director of Communications, firstname.lastname@example.org, 763-489-2251