Police investigating after 3 dozen dogs killed in 2 fires at NH kennel

BRISTOL, N.H. (AP) — Police in a New Hampshire town are investigating after they say three dozen dogs were killed in two separate fires three weeks apart at a kennel.

WMUR-TV reports police in Bristol said the fires broke out at a kennel where German Shepherds are bred.

Police said seven dogs, including two adults and five newborn puppies, were killed in the first fire. They said a knocked-over heat lamp caused that fire and destroyed a home.

Twenty-nine more dogs, including three adults and 26 puppies were killed in a fire Wednesday at the same place. Police said that also may be related to a heat lamp.

Police said they executed a search warrant Wednesday and found nine dogs that were still alive.

No charges have been filed.

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Information from: WMUR-TV, http://wmur.com

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