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Dogs removed from Montgomery County breeder’s care

Social media outcry resulted in neglect charge

Brian Clukey, Herbert Weich's neighbor, gives a tour of the insulated dog hutches he's building for Weich's remaining dogs.
Brian Clukey, Herbert Weich's neighbor, gives a tour of the insulated dog hutches he's building for Weich's remaining dogs.
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Herbert Weich woke up Wednesday morning with 41 fewer dogs than he had the night before. He walked his property hours later, teary-eyed, checking on the remaining dogs. “Well,” he said, “what can I do about it?” Tuesday night, a crowd of volunteers from the Montgomery County SPCA and police officers arrived at Weich’s home and Flat Creek Border Collie breeding business to remove the majority of his more than 60 dogs. Earlier that day, ...


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wmarincic
January 9, 2014
7:05 a.m.

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Maybe he can get a job Clukey. Thousands of dog are euthanized every week and thousands more die on the streets because of breeders and uncaring pet owners. When you want a pet, don't shop, adopt.

garyovitt
January 9, 2014
7:48 p.m.

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So, just what does a "cold-looking dog" look like? This is a witch hunt. Eric Bellows needs to get a real job, instead of fancying himself a rescuer with admirers all over the world. What's wrong with plastic housing and 8 inches of straw for a dog bred with thick fur for the outdoors? That vet's first instincts were correct - there was nothing wrong. She and the police gave in to activist pressure. Everyone better watch out what they are doing in their own homes and yards, because some ding-dong with too much time on their hands and a desire to be famous is probably watching YOU.

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