Snow White, a dog who was rescued along with 44 others from a breeder in August, will be up for adoption Saturday. (Courtesy of Midcoast Humane)

BRUNSWICK — Nearly 30 dogs that were rescued over the summer will get a new lease on life.

In August, Brunswick police and animal control officers seized 44 dogs, three goats and a parrot from 1024 River Road. The house was condemned and four family members, Nancy, Robert, Diana and Kyle Enman were charged with cruelty to animals, failing to give animals humanely clean conditions, proper indoor shelter, necessary medical attention and necessary sustenance.

The dogs arrived at Midcoast Humane’s Edgecomb site with matted fur, dental disease, overgrown nails and other health problems, according to Mandie Wehr, Director of Shelter Operations.

After months of care, 30 of them will be available for adoption starting at noon Saturday at the Brunswick location, 30 Range Road, after a court has ordered the most of the dogs be surrendered to Midcoast Humane. The fate of the other dogs is still pending.

Dora (left) and Rox with Abby Malone of Midcoast Humane. Dora and Rox were among 44 other dogs who were neglected and abused by a local breeder. They were rescued in August and after some rehabilitation are up for adoption starting at noon on Saturday. (Courtesy of Midcoast Humane)

The dogs are primarily small breeds under 20 pounds “resembling Chihuahua, Westland Terrier, Australian Shepherd and Pomeranian mixed,” the shelter said in a press release.

“Most of the dogs have been friendly and very sweet. Some are scared, some are super social, some just want to be out of a kennel and play, while others just want to be with people,” Wehr said in a press release. “These guys have spent their lives in cages. From life in a cage to an extended period of quarantine with our shelter, they are ready to go home.”

The cost of caring for nearly 50 neglected dogs set the shelter back by roughly $30,000, and while shelter officials are glad to be able to help the animals, is has been a “tremendous strain” on resources, according to Trendy Stanchfield, executive director.

“I am just ready for them to go into homes where they can regularly experience a lap to sit on, a warm bed to lay on, and a yard to play in,” Wehr said in the release.

The animals were found stacked in crates stacked three or four high, The Times Record reported at the time, with the underside of the cages “full of feces, urine and old food.”

The breeders, Nany and Robert Enman were charged along with their son, Kyle Enman and his wife Diana.

Amanda Doherty, Assistant District Attorney said in an email that the matters remain “under review to determine how many charges each defendant will be facing.”

Midcoast Humane asks that anyone wishing to donate visit www.midcoasthumane.org or call (207) 449-1366.

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