Over 50 small dogs found their way into the hands of the Delaware Office of Animal Welfare from a breeder in Georgetown.
WBOC reports that state authorities were notified by the Brandywine Valley SPCA of a complaint about the welfare of the animals.
Walter Fenstermacher, director of the local SPCA, told the television station that many of the dogs were in bad shape.
Of the 161 dogs at the facility the owner gave up 58 voluntarily.
Four have been returned to their owner.
The SPCA says it expects all of the dogs to recover -- some even for adoption.