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4 charged with animal cruelty after 48 dogs seized from property

DAVIESS CO., KY (WFIE) -

Four people in Daviess County are facing animal cruelty charges after animal control officials say they seized 48 dogs from a property near the 6800 block of Pond River Road.

The dogs taken from the property are at the Daviess County Animal Shelter. We’re told 16 of those dogs are puppies.

Animal control officials say someone reported that the dogs were living in poor conditions.

Officers went out to investigate and found several dogs living outside with an inch of animal waste on the floor of their kennels.

Officers say they could also hear dogs barking inside of a building. They left, came back with a warrant and searched the building. Inside, animal control officials say they found dogs living in dark, wet conditions, with animal waste everywhere.

Several of the dogs found on the property were living in boxes or cages that were too small for the animal.

A veterinarian who examined the dogs say most of them had poor hygiene, skin issues, possible parasites, bite marks and other health problems.

Animal control officials say four people are charged with second-degree animal cruelty.

Eight of the dogs have been signed over by the owners. They will be will eventually be adopted or sent to rescues.

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