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County Executive Leopold Encourages Families to Adopt Dogs Rescued from Orchard Beach House

Seven dogs have recovered from their maladies

Annapolis (September 23, 2009) - County Executive John R. Leopold proudly announced today that sIX of the dogs rescued from a house in Pasadena living in deplorable conditions are now ready for adoption.

"These animals have been through a terrible ordeal and I am pleased that we can now relocate them into loving homes," County Executive Leopold said. "Animal Control is still treating several other dogs, who we hope will make a full recovery. This case serves as a painful reminder that animals are abused. This Administration is committed to doing everything it can to address animal abuse and neglect."

On August 28, 2009, acting on a complaint received by the County Executive’s Office, Animal Control responded to 7915 Sea Breeze Drive in Orchard Beach to check on the condition of several animals at the residence. In total, 19 dogs were recovered from inside the residence and an additional two dogs were retrieved from the trailer located outside.

All of the dogs were reported to be suffering from severe skin issues, some form of malnourishment and a lack of vet care. The owners of the house are facing multiple charges. Two dogs were euthanized due to congestive heart failure. Two others were rescued by Hornell Animal Shelter in New York, and two were rescued by the Animal Welfare Society of Howard County. Eight dogs are still being treated until they are socialized.

For more information about Dawg, Mabel and Blackie, call Animal Control at (410) 222-8900. Animal Control is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information about Lovey, Jerry or Selena, visit the Annapolis SPCA’s Web site at

Dogs available through Animal Control
Image: DawgImage: Mabel
Image: Blackie
Dogs available through the SPCA
Image: JerryImage: Lovey
Image: Selena

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