New Hampshire

More Than 30 Dogs Killed in 2 Fires in New Hampshire


Police in a New Hampshire town are investigating the death of more than 30 dogs killed in two separate fires at the same residence.

The Union Leader reports police in Bristol said the fires broke out three weeks apart at a property where German Shepherds are bred.

Police said three adult dogs and 24 puppies were killed in a fire Wednesday, which may have been caused by a heat lamp.

Authorities said two adult dogs and five newborn puppies were killed in a fire at the same location on Nov. 22. They said a knocked-over heat lamp caused that fire and caused extensive damage to the home.

Police said they executed a search warrant Wednesday and found nine dogs that were still alive. They were transferred to an animal welfare agency. Police said the owner of the property was not operating a kennel, but may have been breeding dogs.

No charges have been filed.

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