Breeder sues for return of 40 German Shepherds taken in raid
POCOMOKE CITY, Md. (AP) — The owner of 40 German Shepherds seized by animal control officers in Maryland is suing to get them back.
The Daily Times of Salisbury reports that breeder Linda Brown filed a lawsuit last week that asserts the 38 adult dogs and two puppies have been evaluated, and there’s no basis to keep holding them. Brown is also seeking $10,000 in damages.
The dogs were removed from her kennel July 18 following a complaint about the health and conditions of the dog. Somerset County Sheriff Ronnie Howard says animal control staff members from three counties and a veterinarian were on hand during the raid.
He says the dogs are still at shelters, with the investigation expected to wrap up this week.
The newspaper didn’t include a response to the complaint from Somerset County Dog Control.
Information from: The Daily Times of Salisbury, Md., http://www.delmarvanow.com/