About the Campaign
136 Small Dogs Need Help!
The Shelter Has Promised to Find them all Homes, but the Number is Overwhelming!
Animal control officers clad in hazmat suits removed dogs from a large home in a gated community in Orange that was red-tagged after 136 of the animals were found living in filthy condition, authorities said.
Video from the scene showed Orange County Animal Care officials removing animals from the home in the 3800 block of East Woodbine Avenue.
ABC7 News Report:
“It was a mess. It was uninhabitable,” said Orange PD Sgt. Phil McMullin. “We suspect that they are in every single room inside the house.”
A citation was issued and the house was red tagged, authorities said.
The homeowners, who have been living in the home with the dogs, were identified by neighbors as Jo and Ed Reitkopp. He’s a lawyer, and she’s an organizer for President Donald Trump.Neighbor Lisa Paul bought a dog from Jo back in 2010
“We went in and she brought all the dogs out in this little plastic container, and we played with all of them,” Paul recalled. “The house was clean, it smelled good. We thought we were buying it from a lady who breeds Shih Tzus.
Pictures of a purchased dog:
It appears from the initial information that the people involved were breeding these dogs for sale.
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All donations are held by us, Free Animal Doctor, and will be distributed to Orange County Animal Control and verified 501c3 Rescues assisting with these 136 dogs only!
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