Nearly 20 Dogs Found In Cramped Truck At Md. Rest Stop, A Dozen Dead

CBS Baltimore

HOWARD COUNTY, Md. (WJZ) — A shocking and disturbing find at a rest stop ends with a dozen dogs dead.

Rochelle Ritchie has the story.

These are the helpless faces Howard County Animal Control found when they were called to a rest stop on northbound I-95 for a report of dogs in dire conditions.

“They immediately saw the dogs were in signs of heat exhaustion and extreme distress,” said Mary Phelan, Howard County Animal Control.

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Hot, hungry and cramped, the dogs were stacked in cages–some doubled up. Howard County firefighters who helped save the dogs say they appeared to have not eaten for days.

“The more we pulled them out, the more we found that there’s more back there. And there’s some more animals in this one. And it just seemed like it was never-ending in the back of these U-Hauls,” said Captain Vincent Baker…

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