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13 dogs seized from 'rescuer' whose house was deemed unlivable

House deemed unlivable
House deemed unlivable
Screen shot via WDTN News

According to Thursday's WDTN News, over a dozen dogs were seized from the home of a suspected dog rescuer in Dayton, Ohio, on Wednesday.

Officials, acting on a search warrant, took possession of 13 dogs, including five newborn puppies, from a house on 113 Laura Avenue. According to WHIO News, Samantha Hughes, who rents the home, is accused of operating an unlicensed dog rescue, known as "Captain Save-A-Dog Rescue," out of the home.

Though Hughes has not yet been charged with a crime, or cited, many of the dogs seized were said to be underweight and suffering from a variety of infections.

The Montgomery County Animal Resource Center (ARC) is hoping to locate individuals who have adopted a dog from Hughes - those who have are requested to call 937-898-4457 or email

The case is currently being reviewed by the Montgomery County Prosecutor's Office - Hughes has stated that she will be hiring an attorney.

Officials deemed the house, which was described as in "deplorable" condition, as unlivable.

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