Catawba County animal control officials confiscated more than 100 dogs from a home southeast of Newton Monday, saying the animals were being kept in unsanitary conditions.
An anonymous caller contacted authorities about the situation. Animal-control officials found 115 rat terriers and about a dozen Great Danes at the home on Bud Arndt Road, according to Animal Services Manager Jay Blatche.
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The dogs were apparently being bred for sale.
Blatche said that Eric Eugene Weaver and Gail Campbell Weaver, who own the property, signed over the animals to his department.
A team of veterinarians will determine which of the animals can be adopted. Animal-control officials were searching for space to place the dogs after they've been examined.
No charges have been filed in the case and investigation is continuing, Blatche said today.