‘Shocking’: Dozens of animals rescued from home in Bedford, NH

BEDFORD, NH — Dozens of animals were rescued from a home in Bedford, NH, and are looking for a new home.

On Wednesday, August 23, 2023, the New Hampshire SPCA (NHSPCA) assisted the Bedford Police Department in removing 33 dogs, 3 birds, and a cat from a home with shocking living conditions.

New Hampshire SPCA is at capacity and looking for adopters and food donations.

According to the New Hampshire SPCA, the home was full of mold and the odor from the animal waste and ammonia from urine was “overwhelming.” 

The dogs were living in wire crates stacked three high and not sized correctly. In addition, the floors were covered in feces and the dogs were tremendously stressed.

“The dogs were living in a home that was clearly overrun,” said Tona McCarthy, Humane Agent and Cruelty Investigator for the NHSPCA.  “The condition of the newest dogs has not been fully determined as yet. Our veterinarian was on site yesterday and able to conduct an initial evaluation, but they will be receiving full checks beginning today,” McCarthy added.

The home was the same home that NHSPCA investigated several times over the summer, previously removing 14 horses, 2 mini-horses, and 2 donkeys, in addition to 14 dogs and puppies.

NHSPCA is at capacity and asking anyone who is interested in adopting one of these animals to contact them at 603-772-2921 x 102.

“We are working diligently to get as many animals ready for adoption for this weekend as it happens to be National Clear The Shelters weekend,” said Lisa Dennison, Executive Director. We anticipate having dozens of cats and dogs available, plus small animals and farm animals.

NHSPCA is waiving adoption fees on these animals as well.

“We hope to find lots of new loving families for these very deserving animals,” the NHSPCA said.

If you would like to help with the cost of care and to help ensure their recovery, please make a tax-deductible contribution to the SOS FUND at the link here.

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