Fifty-one small dogs, three of which were pregnant, were taken from a Pasadena home Monday after officials received a tip about possible animal hoarding. The dogs are expected to be put up for adoption starting Tuesday.
The dogs, removed from a home in the 1800 block of Choptank Road in the Green Gables neighborhood, did not appear to be in distress, and no dead dogs were found, Anne Arundel County spokesman Dave Abrams said. The county's animal control staff was evaluating the dogs' conditions and giving them vaccinations Monday.
The dogs include poodles, Yorkshire terriers and poodle-Yorkie mixes, Abrams said. They range in age from newborns to adult dogs.
The residents of the home could not be reached by telephone Monday afternoon.
No charges were filed Monday, but officials said the residents may face "at least one count" of a zoning violation.
Under the county code, anyone who wants to keep more than four dogs must obtain a $100 dog fancier license from the county, and all dogs must be licensed and vaccinated. The law also specifies the minimum size of the property, depending on how many dogs are kept there.