Over 160 Pomeranians rescued from U-Haul truck near Las Vegas - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Over 160 Pomeranians rescued from U-Haul truck near Las Vegas

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SANDY VALLEY, Nev. -

164 dogs have been rescued from a U-Haul truck southwest of Las Vegas.

According to NBC affiliate KSNV-TV, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department believes the Pomeranians were put in the truck by a breeder in Sandy Valley, Nevada.

Investigators say the dogs were stacked in kennels, piled floor to ceiling, without food or water.

KSNV reports that Animal Advocate Gina Greisen tipped off Clark County Animal Control and the LVMPD's animal cruelty unit.

“When I walked up to the truck, I was grateful. I was so grateful we found the truck,” Greisen tells KSNV. “I was so afraid last night that some of them didn't make it."

All the dogs were brought to the Animal Foundation to be inspected and cared for during the investigation. KSNV says most of them are still matted and dirty, others are covered in their own feces. The pups are anywhere from 14 weeks to 6 years old.

The animal rescue staff is going dog by dog doing medical checks, to identify any medical issues they might be dealing with.

The dogs are getting a new start and eventually, they will be placed in new homes.

LVMPD detectives have the name of the breeder, but as of Thursday afternoon, no arrests had been made and no charges had been filed.

LVMPD says they will continue investigating the case, along with Clark County Animal Control and San Bernardino authorities.

The Animal Foundation says the dogs are currently on a legal hold and will most likely be available for adoption in several weeks.

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