Johannesburg - The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) confiscated 55 Pomeranians from a backyard breeder in Meyerton, Gauteng, on Monday.
The owner of the house would face charges of animal cruelty and obstruction of justice, said SPCA Vereeniging manager Marlien Pieterse.
The small dogs were living in their own faeces and urine. Most of them had few or no teeth left due to a poor diet.
The Meyerton police were called in when the owner of the Riversdale home refused to allow the SPCA access to the property.
“The inspectors tried to educate the owner and numerous warnings have been issued in the past. The owner chose not to comply nor improve the living conditions of the dogs,” Pieterse said. - Sapa