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Pima Animal Care Center seizes 94 retired racing greyhounds

heidiho
July 12th, 2005, 11:02 AM
TUCSON -- The Pima Animal Care Center seized 94 retired racing greyhounds from a kennel after they were found infested with fleas and other parasites.

The dogs were reported to the Animal Cruelty Task Force Monday night, said Pima County Sheriff's Detective Mike Duffey.

He said Animal Care investigated the complaints and found that most of the dogs needed medical attention.

A total of 107 greyhounds were found at the Gordon/Rippetoe Kennel.

Only 13 dogs were in good condition and in an acceptable environment, sheriff's Detective John Mawhinney II said.

The other 94 greyhounds had problems that included fleas, ticks, tapeworms and unsanitary living conditions.

Each dog will be inspected and photographed and then cared for by a Humane Society veterinarian. They will then be housed as evidence while the County Attorney's Office reviews the case.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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