Officers serve search warrant at puppy farm

By Tim Sakahara - bio | email

WAIMANALO (HawaiiNewsNow) - There's more action at the Waimanalo puppy farm as Honolulu Police Officers execute a search warrant on the property.

About half a dozen Honolulu Police Officers along with Hawaiian Humane Society investigators searched the puppy farm property for about 90 minutes.  They won't say exactly what they were looking for but whatever it was helped their case.

"We've obtained a search warrant to gather evidence and are here with the assistance of HPD. We are making great progress in this case and while I can't disclose the details we're confident that we're well on our way in getting justice for these animals that deserve it," said Keoni Vaughn, Hawaiian Humane Society Chief Inspector.

They didn't find any dogs but the kennels weren't exactly empty.  There was still plenty of feces left behind.

On Monday the Hawaiian Humane Society took more than 150 dogs from the farm because of the deplorable conditions and health of the dogs.  The dogs continue to be cleanup up and checked out.  They are still being housed at the Hawaiian Humane Society shelter and will not be able to be adopted until after their day in court.

Dave Becker, the farm manager, was not at the property at the time of the search.  He told me by phone that he has no idea what police looking for.  He also says he fired Victor Bakke, his original attorney saying his comments to the media earlier this week made the situation worse.

Investigators are still gathering evidence and building their case and at this point there is no official timeline on when charges will be filed.

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