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Afghan hounds seized in Phelan investigation available for adoption

By in Press Enterprise on June 13, 2017

By Gail Wesson

More than 30 dogs, mostly Afghan hounds, taken in a Phelan cruelty investigation case, will be made available for adoption Wednesday, June 14, at the San Bernardino County Animal Shelter in Devore, according to a county news release.

The dogs were found living in inhumane conditions when sheriff’s deputies served a search warrant May 18 at a residence in connection with an illegal marijuana grow, according to a sheriff’s news release.

Since then, the owner of the dogs released them for adoption. The dogs had been living in kennels in the 11300 block of Barbet Road.

“All but two of the dogs are Afghan hounds. They have received much needed grooming and bathing, ” Capt. Nishalet Wilson, the Devore shelter manager, said in the news release.

The dogs are available to individuals or to rescue groups approved by the county.

Adoption fees are $80 for dogs age 16 weeks or older, and $85 for younger dogs, which includes spay/neuter surgery, microchip and initial vaccinations.

The cruelty case was submitted to the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office for prosecution. The former owner’s name and details were not immediately available.

The shelter is at 19777 Shelter Way in San Bernardino. It is open from 10 a.m. to 7 pm. Wednesdays, from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends.

Information: 909-386-9820 or


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