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Three dogs rescued in NE DC animal cruelty investigation

A Humane Rescue Alliance investigation into suspected animal cruelty in NE DC led to the rescue of three dogs today under a search and seizure warrant obtained by HRA Humane Law Enforcement Officers.

The investigation began when a member of the public reported the dogs were being neglected and physically abused on the 1900 block of Bennett Place NE.

When officers arrived on scene, they found two of the dogs living in small crates filled with various objects, including cinder blocks, a crowbar and a broken dog crate pan, as well as their own waste, causing unsafe and unsanitary conditions. At least two of the dogs were underweight and showed obvious signs of neglect.

“These animals have lived a life of suffering at the hands of their abuser for far too long, but today is a new day for them thanks to the diligent work of our Humane Law Enforcement Officers,” said Chris Schindler, vice president of field services at the Humane Rescue Alliance.

The dogs are in the care of HRA, where they will be thoroughly examined by a veterinarian and receive any necessary medical treatment. The case remains under investigation.