Dale Jacobs. SGPD Photo
(ST. GEORGE, Utah) - On the evening of January 11th St. George Police Officers responded to the area of 1900 West and Jefferson Street in St. George after several individuals were seen running from a resident that was supposed to be unoccupied. Upon investigation officers observed 13 dogs that appeared to been abandoned inside the residence. Conditions inside the residence were extremely poor. The dogs did not appear to be malnourished, however were living in extreme filth. Officers were able to speak with the owner of the residence and dogs, Dale Jacobs. Dale indicated he was breeding the dogs and got more dogs than he knew what to do with. Dale had moved out of the residence in September and abandoned the dogs. Dale would return periodically to feed the dogs, however the appearance of the residence indicated he never cleaned up after them. St. George Animal Control responded and took possession of the 13 dogs which appeared to be a dachshund mix. All the dogs received immediate care. The dogs were bathed, fed, and provided a clean place to sleep and play. Two dogs needed medical attention for infections and are expected to make a full recovery. Dale Jacobs was placed under arrested and transported to the Washington County Jail. Dale was charged with 13 counts of animal cruelty, two counts of no dog license, and having more than two dogs at a residence.