The raid took place on Thursday at a home on the 1600 block of Little Hanaford Road, where a 49-year-old man, identified by KOMO News as Jimmie Jemison, was breeding dogs to sell. Authorities described conditions at the residence as "deplorable." A total of 21 dogs and 17 puppies were rescued from the inside of a 28-30 foot RV where dogs were being kept inside of stacked crates.
According to KOMO News, Jemison not only believes that the raid was part of a conspiracy to take his dogs, but he has vowed to get them back.
The dogs who were rescued from the property were taken to the Lewis County Animal Shelter; they are being treated for a variety of ailments, including dehydration. Jemison was taken to an area hospital for "severe" medical issues; he is facing several charges of second degree animal cruelty.
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