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More than 20 dogs available for adoption after being seized from Brunswick kennel

More than 20 dogs will be available for adoption in Brunswick this weekend, three months after they were seized from a condemned kennel. (WGME)

BRUNSWICK (WGME) -- More than 20 dogs will be available for adoption in Brunswick this weekend, three months after they were seized from a condemned kennel.

Forty-four dogs and one bird were seized from a Brunswick kennel and brought to the Midcoast Humane Society in mid-August, and while the property owners case is still working its way through court, many of the dogs will be available for adoption on Saturday.

All of them are smaller dogs and on the young side.

Midcoast Humane officials say that the large intake took a toll on the shelter because the dogs were considered living evidence, and they couldn’t provide certain medical treatment like spay and neutering until the courts allowed them to this week.

They say this weekend will be special for both the available dogs and the staff.

"They saw what they were like when they first came in, they saw them flourish and bloom, and started to see their personalities come out, so I think it's rewarding for that staff to see animals go into homes," Midcoast Humane Society Dr. Mandie Wehr said.

Taking that many dogs in at once took a large chunk of money.

The shelter says more than $30,000 were spent on maintaining the health of all of them, and they say they hope more dogs will be available for adoption later this month.

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