- Category: Local News
- Created on Saturday, 05 October 2013 19:25
San Diego, California - County Animal Services rescued a total of 16 dogs, including 13 puppies, early Tuesday morning from a City Heights area home burned in a small fire.
The dogs did not appear to be injured in the blaze, but some are being treated for medical issues, according to Animal Services.
Living in the home were 13 puppies, including four Dobermans, two Rottweilers, four Yorkshire terriers and three poodle mix dogs.
Three adult dogs were also found inside, including an Old English bulldog and two English bulldogs. The Old English bulldog had a sore on its left ear. Meanwhile, one English bulldog had a skin condition and the other had a cloudy eye. Both will need to be treated for an eye condition called entropion, in which the eyelids turn inward.
Along with the pups, authorities found an illegal marijuana growing operation in the house. The owner was arrested. No animal cruelty charges have been filed.
Animal Services could house the animals for up to two weeks. The owner would be able to claim them after he is released from jail.
The call for assistance came in at 1:25 a.m. Tuesday morning from the San Diego Police Department.