On July 19, 2017, Iredell County Animal Services seized, under warrant, 35 living and one deceased dog from 4469 Taylorsville Highway. This location was identified as a breeding operation. Animal Services has monitored the conditions at 4469 Taylorsville Highway, and Animal Control officers have worked with the owner for approximately four years. In September of 2016, Animal Control Officers performed a welfare check at the location. At this time, Animal Control Officers educated Ms. Peacock on the need for proper veterinary care.
On July 18, 2017, Iredell County Animal Services performed a routine welfare check at 4469 Taylorsville Highway. Field Operations Supervisor, Teri Somnitz, and Animal Control Officer, Wendy Daniel, discovered dogs in need of medical care. Additionally, the dog’s housing facilities were also found to be insufficient. Several animals had no protection from the elements, and conditions were unsanitary. The deceased dog was found in decay within its housing facility. For the welfare of the dogs, Animal Services made the decision to seize the animals, under warrant, on July 19, 2017.