Dog Raids In Buffalo

February 23, 2012 Updated Feb 24, 2012 at 12:20 AM EDT

By WKBW News

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February 23, 2012 Updated Feb 24, 2012 at 12:20 AM EDT

Dozens of animals were pulled from a home on Buffalo's East Side Thursday afternoon, and now the owner of those dogs is facing criminal charges.

"Very very poor, in fact, conditions are terrible in there," City of Buffalo Animal Control Officer Chuck Loubert said.

That is what SPCA and Animal Control officers found inside a home on Fillmore Avenue, as they rescued 30 pomeranians, living in deplorable conditions.

"It was an overwhelming smell of urine and feces, there were dogs running everywhere, there wasn't a clean spot on the floor that you could walk without stepping in animal waste," Aaron Kandefer, SPCA Cruelty Investigator, said.

61 year old Ronald Geska now faces 30 counts of animal cruelty. He is due back in court next month. Officers believe the homeowner was hoarding the dogs.

"He just says he let them go. He came, fed them, went, came back. And no heat, no water running. I didn't see an ounce of food in there," Chuck Loubert added.

The dogs are now in the custody of the Erie County SPCA. A judge will decide if they will be put up for adoption.