New York police arrest owner of 33 malnourished Shih Tzus

July 4, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York man faces animal neglect charges after police found nearly three dozen malnourished Shih Tzus inside his apartment.

WABC-TV reports Wednesday that neighbors called the authorities to search Ivan Paredes’ lower Manhattan home after noticing barking and a strong odor emanating from inside it earlier this week.

The 33 Shih Tzus were taken by the ASPCA which is caring for them.

Authorities say the dogs weren’t fed and covered in feces when officers arrived to check on them.

Paredes was arrested on animal neglect charges. It wasn’t immediately clear if he had an attorney who could speak on his behalf. Numbers listed for him in public records weren’t in service.

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