A Southbury, Connecticut woman who took in dogs that were slated to be put down is now without her dogs today. Nancy Boeckel kept 31 dogs and three cats at her Georges Hill Road home, which is an upscale neighborhood in the Connecticut countryside. She is pleading to get her pets back today.
According to Patch on Sept. 30, Boeckel reports that she took the dogs home who were sick and on the list to be destroyed. She claims she brought the dogs to her home to care for them and save them from the fate of death.
Authorities from the state Department of Agriculture seized the animals on Thursday saying they had concerns that the dogs weren’t being cared for properly. The animals were taken to the vet for evaluation. There’s no word if the vet felt the animals were at risk with Boeckel.
First the dogs were slated to be killed and now they are taken to the vet to make sure they were properly cared for. If there were more no-kill animal shelters, situations like this could be avoided. Boeckel told NBC Connecticut that the animals she rescued were sick and only she can tend to their medical needs, according to Patch.