George Hiotis

Charges Possible In Minivan Full of Dogs

by George Hiotis on January 14, 2014 at 5:45 am

Authorities say an Indiana dog breeder, whose minivan broke down in Hebron Saturday, was transporting 62 dogs, some four or five to a crate. 

Licking County Humane Society Executive Director Lori Carlson says the animals were stacked “bottom to top” in the van, when it was discovered in the parking lot of a hotel in Hebron over the weekend. Carlson says the dogs, some just a few weeks old, had coats covered in feces and urine. 

The driver reported being hired by the breeder to take the 50 adult dogs and 12 puppies to an animal rescue in New Jersey. The animals now are in Ohio animal shelters. The County Prosecutor’s Office will consider charges in the case.