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9 dogs found dead at Westfield kennel

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WESTFIELD (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) - A  Westfield kennel is under investigation by state and local officials after one male and eight female dogs were found dead on July 5.

A spokesman for the MSPCA in Boston confirmed on Wednesday that an investigation is underway to determine whether animal cruelty laws had been violated at Coggin Creek Stables, reports masslive.com.

Brenda Coggin, the owner of the kennel located at 1008 Granville Road, claims the deaths of the nine Australian Shephards were a "tragic accident" caused by a faulty air conditioner.

According to the site, Coggin turned the air conditioning unit on before she left the kennel, but when she returned, the unit was emitting mist and an odor.  Coggin buried the dogs, but did not call police.

For more information: MassLive.com

PHOTO CREDIT: coggincreek.com

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