SAMUEL ROMAN, Conway Springs breeder, arrested after sixty-eight dogs were removed from his property
- Kansas, USA -
The Sumner County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of 46-years-old SAMUEL ROMAN (pictured).
In a news release the sheriff’s office said that on Friday, September 23, 2022, Sumner County Deputies were dispatched to check the welfare of several dogs at a property on 1076 West 120th Avenue, Conway Springs.
As indicated in the release, ROMAN, who owns the property, is a licensed breeder who recently had his license suspended by the Kansas Department of Agriculture.
Upon arrival, deputies found “multiple dogs in deplorable conditions, poor health, suffering from malnourishment and old injuries,” stated the release.
Three of the dogs present on the property, had “fresh traumatic injuries that did not appear to be receiving medical attention” so they were immediately removed by Wellington Police Department Animal Control and taken to Heersche’s Animal Clinic to receive care and treatment.
On Wednesday, September 28, 2022, Sumner County Deputies along with the Kansas Department of Agriculture, Winfield Police Department, Cowley County Sheriff’s Office and the Kansas Highway Patrol served a search warrant on the property that led to the removal of an additional sixty-five dogs bringing the total to sixty-eight.
The Sumner County Sheriff’s Office said the dogs who were removed range from puppies to adults.
The dogs removed from ROMAN’s property were distributed through various organizations, including, Beauties and Beasts, Golden Belt Humane Society, Animal Rescue operations, and the Caring Hands Humane Society. The sheriff’s office said the above groups were “instrumental in transporting and finding foster homes for the animals.”
The Sumner County Sheriff’s Office tells me that no deceased animals were found on the property.
ROMAN was charged with cruelty to animals and the investigation is ongoing.
KAKE.com reports that it all started in 2017, when Randi Carter with Beauties and Beasts uploaded on Facebook a video showing some dogs with kennels totally flooded, and others with growths all over their heads.
In 2021, the Humane Society of the United States placed ROMAN on its list of the top 100 worst puppy mills in the country.
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