The man's minivan broke down in Licking County, Ohio, on Friday night and an alert hotel employee contacted the sheriff after seeing the dogs who were crammed inside.
Responding officials discovered 50 dogs and 12 puppies in the vehicle - some of the pups were just weeks old.
Licking County Humane Society Executive Director Lori Carlson described how the dogs had been traveling inside of the minivan:
They were stuffed from the bottom to the top,
By the time we got them into our care, it had almost been 24 hours that they had been in the van,
The dogs, who were stacked four to five per crate in the vehicle, were covered in feces and urine.
All but 25 dogs were transported to the Licking County Dog Shelter which had to set up a makeshift, temporary kennel to house the influx of dogs; the other 25 dogs went to a New York based animal rescue agency.
According to ABC 22 News, the dogs and puppies came from an Amish breeder who operates as Country Boy Pets out of Williamsburg, Ind. The breeder might face animal neglect charges.
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