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Tuesday, Nov 16, 2010County: Marion
Case Images: 1 files available
Alleged: Lynda L. Brock
Case Updates: 1 update(s) available
Marion County Animal Services removed 60 dogs and a bird from a Weirsdale property Tuesday.
Animal control officers responded after receiving a report of potential dog abandonment at 15359 SE 156th Place Road.
They obtained a search and seizure warrant and entered the property and found 56 Yorkshire terriers, a Maltese, a terrier mix, a dachshund, a chow chow mix and a parakeet living in unsanitary, poor conditions.
Most of the animals had skin problems due to heavy flea infestation and were matted with their own waste. The parakeet's beak was overgrown, making it difficult to eat.
The owner, Lynda Brock, 65, surrendered custody of eight dogs and the parakeet, but officials also removed the other 52 dogs because of their living conditions and need for care.
Sheriff's deputies and a crisis intervention specialist responded to the scene and contacted the Department of Children and Families' Adult Protective Services.
Animal Services worked into the night to bring the dogs to the Animal Center and give them vet assessments, vaccinations, food and clean living quarters.
|Marion County Animal Services said 60 Yorkshire terrier dogs seized in an animal cruelty case will be available for adoption beginning today.|
The animals were seized from Lynda Brock's Weirsdale home Nov. 16, after they were found in squalid conditions and suffering from severe skin problems.
The court allowed Brock to keep six dogs. She must pay the county $1,500 in fees to cover the dog expenses during the court case.
Officials warn some of the dogs suffer from luxating patella, a medical problem that affects the knees and can cause lameness. It could require surgery in the future. Since the dogs were bred together, some of them could develop the condition later.
The Yorkies may need to be house-trained and re-socialized when adopted into a new home because of the nature of their previous care.
Anyone interested in adopting the dogs can call 352-671-8700 for more information.
The Animal Services office is located at 5701 Southeast 66th Street in Ocala. It is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays.
The $40 adoption fee includes spay/neuter surgery, vaccines, a county license and microchip.
|Source: orlandosentinel.com - Dec 22, 2010|
Update posted on Dec 22, 2010 - 6:29PM
- ocala.com - Nov 18, 2010
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