Christina Fay, 60, of 149 Warren Sands Road, Wolfeboro, was arrested on two misdemeanor counts of neglect, after the raid on her property on Friday found the animals living in 'horrifying' conditions.
"I've never seen conditions this bad in more than 21 years of law enforcement," Wolfeboro Police Chief Dean Rondeau said.
According to realtor.com, the 53-acre property was last sold for $1,525,000 in 2015 and currently has an estimated value of $1,782,012.
Of course, that estimate was before rescue teams got inside and saw that the home is covered in feces across the floors, walls and furniture, while the food preparation area was littered with raw, rotting chicken.
Others were kept in cages, or in caged-off areas.
'It was horrifying in and of itself, but I've never seen conditions like this in a house of that magnitude,' Lindsay Hamrick, N.H. State Director for the Humane Society of the United States, told Union Leader.
Fay was reportedly selling the puppies for $2,500 each under the kennel name De La Sang Monde.
Police said they had previously dealt with Fay about barking dog complaints and began this investigation May 8.
'At some point, I got choked up. It is terrible to see animals treated like this,' said Tona McCarthy, a cruelty investigator with Pope Memorial SPCA in Concord, who received a tip off and photos of the Wolfeboro property.
'The conditions were deplorable. I'm trying hard to find words to describe it. It was certainly a situation that no animal should be kept in,' said Wolfeboro Police Officer Michael Straugh, who is the department's K-9 handler.
The dogs, which ranged in age form puppies just a few weeks old to adult dogs, have all been seized and are receiving veterinary treatment. Many were found with infections or eye irritation from the conditions.
Some of the adult dogs were more than 5ft tall and weighed over 200 pounds.
The dogs will not be available for adoption until the case against Kay is heard as they are evidence in the criminal case.
(From the Sheriff's Office) Aside from the normal bail conditions most ordinarily enacted, two additional bail conditions were imposed on her:
➤ the first prohibited her from returning to the property for the pendency of the Search Warrant and the removal of the dogs at her business
➤ the second bars her from receiving, owning, possessing, housing or in any way being responsible for any animals through the pendency of the litigation.
Pending the results of laboratory testing of items seized, and other evidence collected and analyzed from the searches, additional charges are likely to be filed against Ms. Fay and others as we dig deeper into this case and deem appropriate.
Fay is scheduled to be arraigned in the Ossipee Circuit Court on August 3.
TINA FAY'S WEBSITE
"At DE LA SANG MONDE GREAT DANES, our dogs are well loved and cared for. Our puppies are born and raised in the house. We take them out in small groups daily, to both, exercise and socialize them.
"All of our dogs were imported from some of the great kennels around the world. We are deeply grateful to each kennel and breeder for entrusting us with their remarkable puppies. It is an honor and a joy to live with such beauty.
"Our owner, Tina Patterson Fay, has gathered what she believes are some of the best breeding lines available. Our goal is to produce healthy, beautiful, and well-rounded puppies from these magnificent imported Dams and Sires."
Have any of these vets been inside Fay's home? Did they see the urine burns on the dogs' bellies, hindquarters and paw pads? Did they notice that the dogs stunk of feces and urine? Did they notice the cherry eyes on the dogs? Did they know she had more than 80 extra-large dogs locked inside this house of horrors?
The police need to interview all four of them and if any of them knew what was going on, they need to be disciplined by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).
WHO IS TINA FAY?
Christina Fay goes by her nickname Tina Fay. However, Christina is her middle name. Marie is her first name, making her Maria Christina Fay. However, she is also known by her maiden name Maria Christina Patterson and uses variations of these names:
Tina Patterson Fay, Tina Patterson, Christina Fay, Christina Patterson, Marie Patterson Fay, Marie Fay, Maria Patterson, Maria Christina Fay, Maria Christina Patterson
I found online that she is listed as a "board member at the Clear View School". Relatives listed are: Patrick Fay, Niall Fay, Neddie Fay, and Liam Fay.
This post on Facebook gives even more insight to who she is. It also mentions employees and relatives who were involved in her breeding business:
Jen Stinson-Merrill has already yanked down her Facebook page. She, her husband Aaron Merrill, Hope Carle, Kady Hoffman, and Julia Smith need to be interviewed by the police to see if any of them were in any way also responsible for the horrific conditions that these dogs were forced to live in - and churn out $2,500 puppies.
Photos from Tina Fay's business Facebook page
This dog is used for stud. His fee? $1,500.
He is co-owned by "Zeia from Vom Hause Faith"
As these are AKC registered dogs, TINA FAY is required
to be inspected by the AKC. When is the last time they
bothered to go to her property? Does the AKC think it's
acceptable that one person has more than 80 supersized dogs?!
Update to case: