Rescued Chihuahuas Taken to Animal Rescue League in Bedford
Twenty-one Chihuahuas rescued from a back-yard breeder in Croydon on Saturday are now at Animal Rescue League in Bedford NH. The dogs were surrendered to Andrea Conger of Chelsea’s Pawprints in Grantham by Petrina Newcomb. Andrea Conger said many of the dogs have health problems and some of their vet needs involve mammary gland surgery, eye surgeries, immunizations, flea treatment, dental work, mobility devices, braces and seizure disorder treatment in addition to being sprayed and neuter. Andrea is glad the dogs will be getting the medical treatment they need.
Croydon Police Chief Richard Lee said he received four phone calls in recent weeks about the dogs, but unable to gain access into the home to check on their condition. Lee said in 2014, 50 of 72 Chihuahuas were surrendered from the same home to the Upper Valley Humane Society and Lee served the owners with 48 violations for not having rabies or licenses for the dogs. Lee said bringing charges of animal neglect or cruelty has been difficult since no is willing to give him a written statement.
Maureen Prendergast, Director of Outreach and Investigations for the Animal Rescue League refused to comment on any aspect of the rescue saying it was too early and an assessment has not yet been made.
A cat that was also surrendered was taken by the Sullivan County Humane Society. Anyone wishing to donate to help pay for veterinary costs for the Chihuahuas can mail it to the Animal Rescue League of NH, 545 Rte 101, Bedford NH 03110 and mark it Croydon Rescue.
Still No ID on Man Killed by Amtrak Train in Claremont
Claremont police have not yet released the name of a man who was struck and killed by an Amtrak train on Friday. Police say Emergency Services responded to the track between Claremont Junction and Grissom Lane just after 12:30 pm on Friday after a report of man being hit while deliberately walking in front of the train. Emergency responders confirmed the man was deceased upon their arrival. The incident is currently under investigation by the Claremont Police Department and the Amtrak Police. Identity of the deceased is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. Inquiries about this incident or anyone with information about this incident can call the Claremont Police Department at 603-542-9538 or Amtrak Police Detective Robert Hanson at 413-310-5108.
National Politics Comes to Newport
Reports of Trump having no ground game may be exaggerated. On Sunday, a group of Sullivan County Republicans were in Newport knocking on doors. The volunteers were supplied with software developed for the door knocking campaign along with signs, bumper stickers, and door hangers.
Cindy Howard Chair of the Sullivan County Trump Team said their goal was to reach the undecided voters.
Make sure you tune in for WNTK’s live election coverage on Tuesday starting at 7 pm for local and national election results.
Senator Ayotte In Newport and Lebanon Today
Senator Kelly Ayotte will be Newport and Lebanon today. She will be at Dunkin Doughnuts on Main Street in Newport at 10:30 am and then head to West Lebanon. Ayotte is schedule to be at the Four Aces Diner at 23 Bridge Street in W. Lebanon before going to the Jiffy Mart on Hanover Street in Lebanon.