Dogs rescued from house of squalor in Pelham, N.H.

PELHAM, N.H. (WHDH) — Ten dogs and eight puppies were rescued from a home on Jonathan Road in Pelham, New Hampshire owned by Kevin Rocheville.

A two-week, ongoing investigation by American Cruelty Officers revealed a filthy home with at least 15 Pitbull/Pitbull mix dogs locked inside.

Urine and feces littered the floors, and doors were scratched from the trapped dogs’ attempt to escape.

Officials found dogs locked in various places around the home. One Pitbull was underweight, locked in a bathroom. Two Pitbulls were found in crates in the middle of the kitchen. ACO found a rottweiler mix had given birth to eight puppies. Five other dogs were found in the basement, and one aggressive Pitbull was found outside in a kennel.

The abandoned animals were brought to Rockingham Emergency Veterinary Hospital in Windham,

ACO Allison Caprigno was able to also contact multiple animal rescue groups and confirm that their dogs had been adopted or fostered by Rocheville.

ACOs executed a search warrant at Rocheville’s home after weeks of strange behavior by the homeowner, like turning in dogs to shelters and abandoning dogs in crates in other towns.

Rocheville will face Animal Cruelty charges.


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