BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Puppy raid! Animal Control seized almost three dozen puppies from a west Baltimore home. Officers say the owner brought them in from out of state and planned to sell them off.

Christie Ileto has more on the cruel conditions they were found in.

New homes are needed for almost three dozen puppies Wednesday night after Animal Control finds what they call nothing short of “heartless” inside a home on North Tremont Road.

“Just to see that volume of animals in one location with no food and water,” said Jennifer Brause. “That’s unacceptable.”

Animal Control is now investigating. They say the owner claims he crossed state line and transported the pups back to Baltimore, intending to sell them. Before he could make a profit, he got busted.

Animal Control says it was a resident who complained about loud barking that led officials to the address. Inside, they found 33 dogs—one adult and 32 puppies—living in deplorable conditions.

“It’s inhumane to keep animals crated with that many animals in one crate,” said Brause.

We stopped by the home to speak to the owner. The woman who came to the door had little to say.

“He’s not here,” she said.

“We came down here as fast as we could to help out,” said Maegan Dobash, MDSPCA.

BARCS took the puppies after the owner surrendered them to Animal Control. The pups are going to five different rescue shelters until they can be adopted out.

Animal Control is investigating the incident and say legal charges may be pending.

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