LINCOLN COUNTY, Kansas (KWCH) – The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office removed 33 dogs from a residence in Barnard on Monday. While executing a search warrant, the sheriff’s office said the dogs, of various breeds, were living in “deplorable conditions”.
The owner of the dogs was later taken into custody. He is currently being held in the Lincoln County Jail and the case has been forwarded to the Lincoln County District Attorney’s Office. Animal cruelty charges have been sought.
“… owning animals is a huge commitment,” reads a statement from Sheriff Dustin Florence. “Dogs, cats and other pets need food, water and shelter at all times, as well as proper medical care. We understand that sometimes the love people have for animals outweighs (sic) their ability to properly care for them; either financially or medically adequate shelter. We encourage anyone who is struggling to care for their pets properly, to reach out as the issue becomes much bigger than anyone can handle.
The sheriff’s office thanked the Sedgwick County Animal Shelter, All Dogs Bark and Play Rescue, the Gold Belt Humane Society, Kansas State Animal Facility Inspectors, Solomon Valley Veterinary Hospital and all volunteers who helped with the rescue.
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