Suspect in Kahaluu puppy mill case indicted - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL

Suspect in Kahaluu puppy mill case indicted

James Montgomery (Image: Honolulu Police Department) James Montgomery (Image: Honolulu Police Department)
(Image: Hawaii News Now) (Image: Hawaii News Now)
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

The man accused of running a puppy mill in Kahaluu for the second time in 10 years has been indicted on animal cruelty charges in circuit court.

The Hawaiian Humane Society raided 68-year-old James Montgomery's home in May after a dog was found dead and another clinging to life inside a trash can outside of his home.

30 more dogs were found inside his home without food, water or proper ventilation.

Montgomery has a history of animal cruelty, he pled guilty to 55 counts in 2005 when 64 dogs were taken from his home.

"The condition in which they were found was horrible conditions, living in feces, urine, kept in very small cages, very dark, filthy conditions," Harold Han of the Hawaiian Humane Society said.

Han says the dogs are now in foster care getting the proper treatment they need to thrive.

"People need to be very careful when purchasing puppies and make sure they are not unintentionally perpetuating cruelty to animals, and always insist on visiting the homes in which these puppies are being raised," he added.

Montgomery was released on $25,000 bail. He faces two counts of animal cruelty which are punishable by up to 5 years in prison.

Copyright 2016 Hawaii News Now. All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly