BRUNSWICK (WGME) -- Over 40 "designer-type" dogs and a bird have been rescued from a Brunswick home.
Officials say the animals were living in filth and are receiving medical treatment.
The Brunswick Police Department and animal advocates removed the dogs and bird from the home on Friday. Police say the living conditions weren't only poor for animals, but humans too.
Police say in February, they received a complaint of animal abuse against Diane and Kyle Enman, prompting them to launch an investigation.
Inside of the home, police say they found dozens of small dogs and some big ones stacked on top of one another in dirty crates.
Police say many of the dogs are dehydrated and have skin issues.
They're being treated by vets and will be held as evidence until the court decides whether they can be put up for adoption in the next few months.
Neighbors say they assumed the Enmans were running a kennel business.
The Enmans are facing several charges, including animal cruelty. They're expected in court within the next few months.
Brunswick police say they expect to charge additional people in this case.