Fred Acker of the SPCA of CT had been pulling pets from the pound in Anderson Co, SC to sell up north for hundreds of dollars. In 2010, the county put a stop to that while they investigated Mr. Acker’s sordid criminal history and I never heard whether they resumed the practice. But Mr. Acker is back in the CT news:
[C]ourt records showed dozens of criminal charges have been filed in Milford, accusing him of illegally importing animals.
On Thursday night in Bethlehem, 65 dogs had to be rescued from a freezing barn at an animal rescue run by the Connecticut SPCA.
Chihuahuas and Poodles were among the breeds shivering in the unheated barn which AC had told Mr. Acker to fix last month. He failed to comply but left the dogs there anyway. In addition to being cold, the dogs were also dehydrated and 4 had to be taken for immediate vet care. No charges have been filed in connection with the seized dogs but the investigation is ongoing.