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Amish Breeder From Indiana Could Face Animal Neglect Charges

HEBRON (Jen French)An Amish dog breeder could be facing animal neglect charges after humane agents found more than 50 of his dogs in a Hebron Hotel Saturday afternoon.

Licking County humane agents said the breeder, Country Boy Pets based in Williamsburg, Indiana, hired drivers to take the dogs to a rescue in New Jersey.

Humane agents believe the driver broke down on Interstate 70 late Friday night before checking into the Red Roof Inn in Hebron. Some of the dogs were found in the hotel room. The rest were crammed in a mini van.

Lori Carlson, Executive Director of the humane society, said the breeder asked a New Jersey Rescue to come get the animals when he learned the hired driver was stranded. The New Jersey rescue reportedly contacted Arf, a New York rescue, and asked them to get the animals.

The New York rescue took more than 20 dogs. One dog is still missing. Humane agents fear it was hurt or left behind. Charges are expected to be filed in Licking County against the breeder Monday. As of Sunday afternoon, Licking County Humane agents have yet to make contact with the New Jersey Rescue.

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