On September 24, the Animal Rescue League of Boston’s (ARL) Law Enforcement Department, in conjunction with Middleboro Police and Animal Control Departments, executed a search warrant at a commercial kennel facility to inspect and seize animals from the property.
Most of the 24 animals removed were young adult Cane Corso and Dogo Argentino dogs, however, a peacock, donkey, ducks and a chicken were seized as well.
The animals were found living in poorly ventilated, unsanitary, cruel and dangerous conditions. They have been transported to ARL’s Dedham, Boston and Brewster shelters, as well as municipal facilities in Middleboro, Auburn, Mansfield, Norton, and Framingham. The animals are friendly and will undergo ongoing medical care and behavioral evaluations before being made available for adoption.
Four of the dogs were transferred to ARL’s Brewster Animal Care and Adoption Center for rehabilitation. They are friendly, however they are frightened and will need extensive monitoring, behavior assessment, and training moving forward.