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Sanford man arrested after police find 4 dead dogs


A Sanford man has been arrested after Seminole County deputies uncovered a horrific case of animal abuse. Deputies were called to the home on East 20th St. on Nov. 22 after being told by a Child Protective Services investigator that there were unhealthy animals inside the home. Responding deputies discovered four dead dogs inside the residence, apparently starved to death. Initially, 26 dogs were seized after being found in poor condition. Officials say they were confined to kennels and not given enough food and water. A few hours later, a new search warrant was issued and 13 more dogs were found. The owner, Brandon Blake, 40, is accused of keeping animals without enough food or water and of torturing or inflicting serious injury or death on animals. Thirty-nine dogs were taken to the Seminole County shelter for care and treatment, but for one it was too late and had to be put down. “He died in front of me last night,” said emergency manager Alan Harris. comes from a shelter where no one kills except in serious cases for six years. “We’re animal lovers. Most of us have adopted dogs from the shelter here — kinda tearing up. It’s the last thing we want to see right before Thanksgiving,” Harris told The Shelter was already full before all the dogs were brought in. These dogs can’t be adopted immediately, so they have to adopt others to make room. “Five dollars for every dog ​​we have that is adoptable,” said Harris said. The crates line one side of a hallway out of necessity. Dogs are where goats or chickens might normally be kept. “We were already full at the shelter, so now we’re literally using up all the space we’ve got. we have,” Harris said. The dogs that have been fostered, some with ribs showing, need time to heal and recover. They will make room by hopefully adopting healthy and trusting dogs. to the system legal with Blake. “It was just the worst case scenario. I mean, it was a puppy mill that raised dogs and didn’t care about them at all,” Harris said. Blake is in jail with obligations totaling 21 $000.

A Sanford man has been arrested after Seminole County deputies uncovered a horrific case of animal abuse.

Deputies were called to the East 20th Street home on November 22 after being told by a Child Protective Services investigator that there were unhealthy animals inside the home .

Responding deputies discovered four dead dogs inside the residence, apparently starved to death.

Initially, 26 dogs were seized after being found in poor condition. Officials say they were confined to kennels and not given enough food and water.

A few hours later, a new search warrant was issued and 13 more dogs were found.

The owner, Brandon Blake, 40, is accused of keeping animals without enough food or water and of torturing or inflicting serious injury or death on animals.

Thirty-nine dogs were taken to the Seminole County shelter for care and treatment, but for one it was too late and had to be put down.

“He died in front of me last night,” said emergency manager Alan Harris.

This is from a shelter that hasn’t killed except in severe cases for six years.

“We’re animal lovers. Most of us have adopted dogs from the shelter here — who are kinda tearing up. That’s the last thing we want to see right before Thanksgiving,” Harris said.

The shelter was already full before all the dogs were brought in. These dogs cannot be adopted immediately, so they must adopt others to make room.

“Five dollars for every adoptable dog we have,” Harris said.

Crates line one side of a hallway out of necessity. Dogs are where goats or chickens can normally be kept.

“We were already full at the shelter, so now we’re literally using every space we have,” Harris said.

Dogs that have been rescued, some with exposed ribs, need time to heal and recuperate.

They will make room by hopefully adopting healthy dogs and trusting the legal system with Blake.

“It was just the worst case scenario. I mean, it was a puppy mill that raised dogs and didn’t care about them at all,” Harris said.

Blake is in jail with bonds totaling $21,000.

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