Thursday, April 8, 2010
Animal Humane Society (AHS) removed 25 dogs from a property in Minnetonka, Minn. on Wednesday, April 7 in cooperation with the City of Minnetonka. AHS was called to assist the Minnetonka Police Department to remove the dogs when the owner was found in violation of a municipal ordinance prohibiting multiple animals confined in a single family dwelling.
Officials from the City of Minnetonka requested AHS’s assistance to carry out a search warrant and seize animals from the property. A team from AHS brought the dogs to AHS’s St. Paul facility where they were placed in temporary care.
According to AHS Senior Humane Agent Keith Streff the dogs were mainly small-breeds and were found to be receiving the minimum standard of care, according to law. This week, the owner will be arranging permanent placement for the dogs where they can be legally kept. The dogs will not be available for adoption.
Animal Humane Society is frequently called in by law enforcement and animal control agencies to ensure animals are receiving the proper care. “Our partners know that AHS is a professional organization with the capacity to provide excellent care to the animals entrusted to us and that we are willing to assist them in these cases,” said Streff.