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Town Split On Dog Raid

September 3, 2009, 5:54 PM by Erica Johnson

Town Split On Dog Raid
People who live in Hurley are split on what they think about the raid on Wednesday.

Some stand behind the family saying the dogs were in good condition, while others believe the breeders were being irresponsible to keep so many dogs.

In the small town of Hurley, people are shaken up over why a local breeder was shut down.

“I noticed most of them were hunting dogs and I think that they need a lot of area to run around in. It's really sad all the dogs that are out there for adoption and people are still raising dogs. I understand it's for a living but maybe they could do it in a more responsible way,” Melissa Johnson said.

The Johnsons live near Hurley and have pets of their own. Melissa says when she heard about the dogs, she first wondered who would have enough room or time for them.

“How anyone could have 172 dogs and think that they could take care of them is a little questionable,” Johnson said.

While many residents in Hurley didn't want to go on camera, they did say they had concerns about that farm but were surprised to find out so many dogs were involved.

There are also people who said they'd been to the farm and stand behind the family. They said it looked like the dogs were healthy, well fed and cared for and didn't feel there was a reason for the raid.

“I don't know what the full situation is.  I haven't heard their side of the story but I do know people need to be responsible when raising animals in that kind of situation so hopefully they are good caring people that will bring their situation up to standards,” Johnson said.

The attorney for the breeders told KELOLAND News Wednesday night he expected to release a statement, but our calls to his office have not been returned.

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