Police seize 44 dogs and a bird from Maine breeders in animal cruelty case

Robert and Diane Enman, both of Brunswick, now face a number of animal cruelty charges.

Two dogs breeders in Maine — Robert and Diane Enman, both of Brunswick — are facing a slew of animal cruelty charges after officials recovered 44 dogs and a bird from their home Friday, according to a Brunswick police release.

Police, with assistance from a number of other departments and organizations, executed a search warrant at the property following an animal cruelty investigation, police said. The animals were taken into custody following the search.

“The Maine State Veterinarian determined that due to the condition of the premises and animals, immediate seizure was necessary,” police said.

Brunswick Fire Deputy Chief Jeff Emerson, who also serves as the town’s health officer, also condemned the Enman residence due to its condition.

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Diane and Kyle Enman were summonsed Saturday for the Class D misdemeanor offenses of cruelty to animals, failing to give an animal humanely clean conditions, failing to give an animal proper indoor shelter, failing to give an animal necessary medical attention, and failing to give an animal necessary sustenance, according to police. Their arraignment is scheduled for Nov. 6 in West Bath District Court.

Police said the investigation is ongoing and “additional individuals are expected to be summonsed.”