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Case ID: 19157
Classification: Hoarding
Animal: dog (non pit-bull)
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Friday, Jan 20, 2012

County: Calhoun

Disposition: Alleged

Alleged: Name Undisclosed

Authorities are investigating a case of animal neglect, after over two dozen dogs were discovered to be neglected at the same address.

Friday, just before noon, Calhoun County Deputies executed a search warrant at a residence in the 19000 block of 20 1/2 Mile Road, Lee Township, east of Battle Creek, based on a tip of possible animal neglect. When officers arrived to the home, they discovered 33 dogs, most of which were in pet kennels.

Some carriers contained as many as five dogs each. Investigators say many of the animals were covered in urine and feces, and not adequately cared for.

With the assistance of Battle Creek City Police Animal Division, all of the animals were seized and transported to a local shelter.

Upon learning a 13-year-old girl lived at the residence, investigators brought in Children's Protective Services to conduct and investigation into the living conditions.

The resident, a 42-year-old woman was not arrested at the scene, but police are seeking a warrant for her arrest through Calhoun County Prosecutor's Office for animal cruelty and child endangerment.


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