LAKE BUTLER, Fla. (AP) — Deputies says they've removed about 70 dogs and other animals from a north Florida rescue group because of inhumane conditions.
The Union County Sheriff's Office announced on Facebook last week that deputies and animal control officers executed a search warrant earlier this month at a rural home.
Animal control officers had responded to the home in January following concerns over the animals' conditions.
The sheriff's office says investigators found animals suffering from untreated medical conditions, with some exhibiting severe signs of neglect.
A group called Guardians of Rescue assisted deputies with removing the animals from the property and collecting evidence.