100+ dogs and puppies seized, 2 found dead, at home in Colorado

102 dogs and puppies were removed from home In Costilla County. Photo Credit: Costilla County Sheriff’s Office.

More than 100 mixed-breed dogs, including newborn puppies, were seized from a Colorado home earlier this week.

According to the official press release, 102 dogs and puppies, as well as two dead dogs, were found Tuesday when several agencies executed a search warrant at a home west of Mesita, a small town in southern Colorado. The homeowner has not been publicly identified.

This case is active and will remain under investigation by the Costilla County Sheriff’s Office and the Colorado Humane Society. Charges will be forwarded to the District Attorney’s Office for review.

The animals are now being cared for by several animal welfare agencies throughout the state, including the Dumb Friends League. The owner’s due-process and the cost of care hearing by the court will determine the next steps.

Mesita is located just north of the New Mexico border. Here’s a look at where it’s located on the map.


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