PEMBROKE - A breeder and show handler of purebred dogs was arrested after an investigation found underweight dogs in feces-laden cages, a dead dog and 10 dead rabbits at her Akron Road home.

Genesee County sheriff’s deputies were called to 1071 Akron Rd. on Jan. 22 after a complaint was filed.

Deputies found 13 dogs in cages that were covered in feces and urine. Deputy Kevin McCarthy said the dogs were underweight and in need of medical treatment and “surrounded by garbage.”

Deputies also found 10 dead rabbits and one dead dog inside the house.

The 13 dogs and two cats were taken to Genesee County Animal Shelter, where they have been given medical treatment and care.

The owner, Lori Ann Adolf, 47, was charged with 26 counts of torturing/injuring animals/failure to provide proper sustenance and one count of endangering the welfare of a child.

She was issued an appearance ticket for March 31 in Town Court.

According to an internet search, Adolf is a handler and breeder of purebred dalmatians.

She is a co-administrator of a Facebook group called Dalmatians Of Western New York,

It was not revealed how many of the neglected dogs were dalmatians. Chief Deputy Brian Frieday said he was aware that at least one was a dalmatian.

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