Authorities say the home was not occupied at the time.
Hampstead, Md (KM) Some dead dogs were found in a home in Hampstead on Friday afternoon.
The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office says at about 12:15 PM, Animal Control officers were sent to a home in the 4300 block of Black Rock Road where there were a large number of dogs, and no one was seen at the residence for a week.
The officers noticed a rancid odor coming from the home as they approached. They knocked, but no one answered the door. The Sheriff’s Office and the Hampstead Fire Company were called to the scene. The house was checked, but there was no one home. However, authorities did find a large number of dogs covered in animal feces. 11 were deceased.; 27 were alive.
Hampstead, Manchester, Pleasant Valley, Gamber, Upperco and Gamber fire companies, Hanover’s Air Unit and the Carroll County Haz Mat Team assisted with the removal of the dogs from the home.
Animal Control is investigating this incident with assistance from the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office. Anyone who has additional information is asked to contact the Humane Society of Carroll County at 410-848-4810. . The Society has also set up a webstie for donations to assist in the care and rehabilitation of these dogs. It’s hscarroll.org.
By Kevin McManus