Press Release: ARL Law Enforcement Removes 18 Dogs from Unsanitary Conditions
Majority of the dogs living in unsanitary conditions emaciated, animal cruelty charges filed
The Animal Rescue League of Boston’s (ARL) Law Enforcement Department, with assistance from Malden Police and Animal Control recently executed a search warrant at a Malden residence to remove 18 dogs, a number of which are emaciated, that were living in unsanitary conditions.
The operation to remove the animals from the home in Malden took place on Friday, December 2, and involved ARL Law Enforcement, Malden Police and Animal Control; the Malden Fire Department was also on-scene for a brief time.
Once removed from the home, the majority of the dogs were transported to ARL’s Boston Animal Care and Adoption Center, while several needed additional care and were taken to an emergency animal facility to receive 24-hour care.
Those dogs have since been transported to ARL’s Dedham Animal Care and Adoption Center and are receiving ongoing treatment.
Along with living in unsanitary conditions, nearly half the animals are considered emaciated, and the majority of the dogs are extremely undergroomed, with overgrown nails, matted fur, fur loss, and moderate to severe dental disease.
The underweight animals are now on refeeding plans to ensure they gain weight slowly and safely.
While recovering, the majority of the animals will spend time in foster care where they will have a quiet and comforting environment to recover.
ARL Law Enforcement has filed 18 counts of animal cruelty (M.G.L. ch.272, s.77), along with 18 counts of violation of the state’s tethering and confinement statute (M.G.L. ch.140, s.174E) against Jennifer Ahn, of Malden.
ARL wishes to thank Malden Police and Animal Control, along with the Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office for their assistance with this situation.
This work cannot be done alone and animals urgently need your help now.
Your emergency gift today can support:
- Veterinary care and rehabilitation for the sudden influx of animals that have suffered the trauma of neglect
- Ongoing investigations of cruelty to pursue justice for animals
- Emergency response when crisis strikes and animals are in dire need