Federal Agency Removes More Than 70 Animals From Gallia Co. Home

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More than 70 dogs and three horses were removed from a Gallia County home by the Humane Society of the United States, according to officials.

The Gallia County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant on Thursday on a residence where they found the animals “being housed in unsafe and unsanitary conditions,” according to a press release by the humane society.

The owner of the animals surrendered some to the sheriff’s office but others were removed “pending the final disposition of this case,” the release stated.

“This has been a long time coming,” Laurie Cardillo, Gallia County Dog Warden stated in the release. “I never dreamed The HSUS would come in and help save these animals. I thank the Gallia County Sheriff’s Office, the county prosecutor and everyone who came together to make this happen.”

Citizens reported concerns about the residence to law enforcement, which is how the animals were found. Law enforcement also found that the residence had high ammonia levels.

“The animals had limited access to food and water and were in need of urgent veterinary care,” according to the release.

The animals were transported to a temporary emergency animal shelter, where they will be examined and receive medical treatment.

Charges on the owner of the residence were not specified, and the owner was not named in the release.