More than 160 Pomeranians found in truck in Sandy Valley

LAS VEGAS - Metro Police seized a truck with more than 160 dogs Wednesday evening.

According to authorities, they received a report around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday about a truck containing a large number of dogs in the 3400 block of Tonto St. in Sandy Valley near the California/Nevada state line. 

When officers arrived at the scene, they found roughly 164 Pomeranian dogs inside a box truck. They were left unattended by the breeder, without any food and water. Many of them were covered with feces.

The dogs were taken to the Animal Foundation where medical checks are being conducted on them.  They will also be groomed.

The veterinarian who's checking out the dogs says surprisingly, all of the dogs are in good condition.

 "You expect to see at least 10 percent in pretty rough condition," said Mark Primiano, veterinarian, the Animal Foundation. "Fortunately, all of the dogs that we took in today were in at least good enough condition that no one had to be mercyed upon intake. For the most part, they're just very dirty, and could use a good grooming."

Metro's Animal Cruelty Division, along with Clark County Animal Control Authorities from San Bernardino is investigating the incident. 

Authorities believe the owner, a woman was possibly running a mill out of her truck. No arrests have been made. The dogs are placed on a regular hold before they can be put up for adoption, but since they were found in California, it's possible the dogs will go up for adoption in that state.


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