ACCORDING TO DEPARTMENT LOGS, Brunswick police responded to Enman Field Disc Golf shortly before 10 a.m. on Friday. Police reported Sunday they searched the residence of Nancy and Robert Enman on Friday and issued summonses to Kyle and Diane Enman on Saturday for animal cruelty charges. DARCIE MOORE / THE TIMES RECORD

ACCORDING TO DEPARTMENT LOGS, Brunswick police responded to Enman Field Disc Golf shortly before 10 a.m. on Friday. Police reported Sunday they searched the residence of Nancy and Robert Enman on Friday and issued summonses to Kyle and Diana Enman on Saturday for animal cruelty charges. DARCIE MOORE / THE TIMES RECORD

BRUNSWICK

Brunswick police say they seized 44 dogs and a bird from two River Road dog breeders and charged two people with animal cruelty on Friday after finding the animals living in squalid, unhealthy conditions.

The next day, Kyle Enman and Diana Enman of River Road were issued summonses for Class D crimes including cruelty to animals, failing to give animal humanely clean conditions, failing to give animal proper indoor shelter, failing to give animal necessary medical attention, and failing to give animal necessary sustenance, according to police.

Officers searched a River Road home owned by Robert and Nancy Enman on Friday after obtaining a search warrant as part of an ongoing investigation into allegations of animal cruelty, according to Brunswick Police Cmdr. Mark Waltz. The Enmans were not home at the time of the search.

“The Maine state veterinarian determined that due to the condition of the premises and animals, immediate seizure was necessary and 44 dogs and a bird were taken into custody,” Waltz wrote in a press release.

All the dogs are being kept at the Lincoln County Animal Shelter, according to a Coastal Humane Society staff member.

Brunswick Deputy Fire Chief Jeff Emerson, who serves as the town’s health officer, condemned the home that day.

The family owns Enman Field Disc Golf. Though an “open” sign hung at the end of the road Sunday, a man who identified himself as the owner’s son said it was closed and declined to comment on the animal abuse investigation.

Both Kyle and Diana Enman are scheduled for arraignment on Nov. 6 in West Bath District Court. Class D crimes are punishable by up to one year in jail and a $2,000 fine.

Waltz said the investigation is ongoing and that more people likely will face charges.

Police ask that anyone with information related to this case contact Brunswick Officer Kerry Wolongevicz at (207) 725-5521.

The state veterinarian accompanied police along with state animal welfare agents, the Coastal Humane Society, Androscoggin Valley Humane Society and Lewiston Police Department.

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