30 dogs removed from San Ysidro home

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(Credit: San Diego County Department of Animal Services)

BONITA, Calif. — Thirty neglected mixed-breed dogs removed from a San Ysidro home were being cared for Friday at a county animal shelter in Bonita.

Animal control officers were routinely checking out the home – the subject of a public nuisance hearing about a decade ago — and found the dogs on Thursday. County officials said the residents were not allowed to keep more than six adult dogs on the property.

The dogs’ owners voluntarily gave them up, and they were taken to the county’s animal shelter in Bonita. They were examined by veterinary personnel and were found to be suffering from severe hair loss, nail problems and visible sores, according to the county.

“The dogs are being treated now for their various medical conditions,” county Animal Services Director Dawn Danielson said. “And it will be some time before they are healthy enough to be evaluated for adoption.”

County officials said the case could lead to criminal charges.

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