Large animal seizure raises concerns for shelter, county

Jennie Theesen, kennel manager at Heartland Pet Connection,
holds an affenpinscher mix Tuesday afternoon. The dog was
one of 12 dogs, including three puppies, seized from a home
in Pauline last week.
The kennels at Heartland Pet Connection are clean, spacious and accommodating to animals of various sizes, conditions and temperaments. However, the cost and responsibility of caring for each animal is no small feat.

The Adams County Board of Supervisors was reminded of the financial and legal realities of the animal seizure process at Heartland Pet Connection at its regular meeting Tuesday.

Penny Pratt, a member of the Heartland Pet Connection board of directors, gave a presentation to the board on the process of receiving and paying for animals that have been seized.

Her main concern was the shelter's recent intake of a group of 15 animals, all of which were seized from one house in Pauline last week.

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