Ten dogs and 8 puppies were seized from a Pelham, New Hampshire home found filled with feces and urine on Tuesday.
Pelham Police said they executed a search warrant around 9:30 a.m. following a two-week investigation to check on the health and welfare of dogs at a home on Jonathon Road.
Inside, animal control officers from Pelham, Hudson, Windham and Salem, along with other members of the Pelham Police Department, found a strong odor of ammonia and urine. As they searched the home, they found dog feces on top of a DVD player on the floor of the living room. Dog feces were also found on the carpet in a few of the bedrooms and offices upstairs.
One pit bull was underweight and locked in a bathroom. The interior of the bathroom door had been scratched and torn apart from dogs being left there for an extended period of time.
There were two other pit bulls located in crates in the middle of the kitchen.
Upstairs, police located a Rottweiler mix that had recently given birth to eight puppies.
Five more dogs were located in the basement. The floor of the basement garage was covered in puddles of urine. One aggressive pit bull was also located in a kennel outside.
All of the dogs that were seized were brought to the Rockingham Emergency Veterinary Hospital in Windham to be examined.
The owner of the property is expected to be charged with animal cruelty, according to police.
Police said they believe there are at least 15 more pit bull or pit bull mixes the resident was caring for that remain unaccounted for. Anyone with information about these dogs is asked to call Pelham Animal Control Officer Allison Caprigno at 603-635-2411.