Authorities seized 33 dogs and eight puppies from two Deltona location after the city received complaints of breeders selling sick pedigree dogs, sometimes for as much as $1,000 each, according to local reports.
Three Deltona residents, whose names have not been released, are involved in a monthlong investigation that’s looking into whether they violated a city cruelty to animals ordinance, according to the Daytona Beach News-Journal. No one has been charged.
One resident was breeding and selling sick Yorkshire terriers, Pomeranians, and Yorki-Pom mixes both domestically and internationally, Lee Lopez, the city’s spokesperson told the newspaper. Some of the puppies, Lopez said, were sold for $1,000 each.
The dogs were taken to Halifax Humane Society in Daytona Beach to be examined for health issues.