More Dogs Found in Connection with Enfield Animal Cruelty Case 

State Animal Welfare officials say 28-year-old Jonathan Peare of Enfield has been charged with two new counts of animal cruelty after they say they found more abused dogs in Lincoln last weekend.He had already been charged with animal cruelty last week after officials say they found several dead and abused dogs at his home in Enfield.An animal shelter in Lincoln has taken in the dogs and their resources are stretched to the limit.As Meghan Hayward tells us, a local woman is doing what she can to help the shelter.Meg Crocker-Curtis, manager of the Penobscot Valley Humane Society in Lincoln, thought she’d seen it all, until this past weekend.State officials say they discovered 12 more dogs connected to an Enfield animal cruelty case, at two locations in Lincoln.”I was mortified to be honest with you. We’re a small shelter. We try to do a very good job here. We’re not use to dealing with things like this that often. Perhaps one animal at a time, but we’ve never had to deal with something like this before.”Crocker-Curtis says the dogs are in similar conditions to the ones found in enfield last week.”One was in such bad shape that when I got back here Sunday morning, she was down, too weak to get up. She had a major sore on her right buttock. Most of them were not in that bad of condition, but they all have bad skin conditions.”She says six dogs had to be euthanized. That’s on top of the eight dead dogs officials say they found in Enfield.Of the eleven remaining dogs at the shelter in Lincoln, four have been adopted by a non-profit animal rescue organization…Crocker-Curtis says the outpouring of support has been amazing.”Something like this can wear a person down and the notes and cards have lifted our spirits and helped us put one foot in front of the other.”A local woman is trying to make something good come from what she says is a terrible situation.”I was really frustrated and just felt a deep need to do something and that’s when I came up with the cause ” A Passion for Paws.”Nicole Murchison says any bit of help is appreciated.”If every person in this town gave just one dollar or one can of cat food or dog food, it’s going to make a huge difference. The Humane Society is really overwhelmed right now just trying to get the dogs adopted and back to health.”The town of Lincoln has donated a space to ” A Passion for Paws” and they will be at the Lincoln Expo on April tenth at Mattanawcook Academy.They will be collecting money, food or other items to be donated to the humane society.For more information on ” A Passion for Paws” you can call Nicole at 852-0362.