If you’re one of those people who enjoys a good plot twist, I hope you’ve been following the story of the SD dog breeder who had his property raided by Second Chance Rescue and HSUS in September of last year. They seized 172 dogs and fostered out a bunch of them. In February, a judge ruled the search and seizure warrant used in the raid was illegal. Oops. HSUS should totally dock the pay on some of their lawyers.
Last month, Second Chance Rescue filed documents with the court indicating the cost of caring for the dogs was in the neighborhood of $400,000. They want the owner whom they illegally took the dogs from to pay the $400 grand or give up his ownership rights. Understandably, the owner declined their generous offer.
This week, Second Chance reportedly told the foster families they could buy the foster dogs from the owner for $100 each. The owner has apparently received payment for 35 dogs so far this week. The case is still in the courts so perhaps more twists are to come. Stay tuned.