For the second time in a week, Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control finds dogs living in filth and feces.
They were rescued Tuesday afternoon from a home in Loxahatchee Groves along with several badly injured pigs.
Officers claim the owners used the pigs to train dogs to hunt.
They claim the ears were torn off one of the pigs, and some of the ten dogs had deep scars.
One owner tells NewsChannel 5, they did nothing wrong. Animal Care and Control claims both Kenny Balzer and Zack Infante could face animal cruelty charges.
Captain David Walesky tells NewsChannel 5, "It's not illegal to train dogs for hunting. It's illegal to do pain and suffering to the animal if the pigs injuries get too extreme, that get infected, that's cruel."
Two of the three pigs were euthanized.
Both the owners and animal care and control plan to fight for custody of the dogs.
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