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Mason Creek Kennel Owner Charged With 104 Felony Animal Cruelty Offenses

William Allen, the owner of Mason Creek Kennel, was found to have been keeping malnourished dogs and puppies on his property after a search warrant was executed. In total, more than 270 dogs were found living in their own excrement, covered in sores and severely dehydrated. Allen, who is wheelchair bounds and suffers from a number of medical ailments, says that he was unable to properly care for his own animals. Instead of selling or giving them away, Allen claims that he hired workers to oversee his business.

Allen has run his kennel in North Carolina for a number of years without incident, but when reports were made pointing to his dog breeding activities and allegations of animal cruelty rose, investigators began to take a closer look at his business. Animal rescue crews noted that most of Allen's dogs were kept outside in enclosures directly outside of Allen's own home. It would be veritably impossible for him to not see that his animals were in a poor state of health. In addition to being dehydrated and malnourished, all of the dogs on the property either suffered from sun exposure or had severely matted coats.

As a result of their findings, police have charged Allen with 104 misdemeanor animal cruelty charges. Although Allen has promised to get out of the dog breeding business, he may serve up to 42 years in jail if convicted. The prosecutor and judge may take Allen's poor health into consideration before formally handing down the charges and sentence.

22.06.2011. 14:13



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