Charges expected soon in Adams County animal rescue - Cincinnati News, FOX19-WXIX TV

Charges expected soon in Adams County animal rescue

(PHOTO: Meredith Lee/ Humane Society of United States) (PHOTO: Meredith Lee/ Humane Society of United States)
(PHOTO: Meredith Lee/ Humane Society of United States) (PHOTO: Meredith Lee/ Humane Society of United States)
ADAMS COUNTY, OH (FOX19) -

The Adams County Prosecutor's Office says animal cruelty charges will soon be filed against two people after more after 166 dogs and cats were rescued from an Adams County property after concerns of neglect.

Local authorities used a search warrant for a property on Mt. Unger near Bracken Ridge roads in Otway, Ohio on Dec. 9. 

Investigators found dogs and cats suffering from a variety of medical conditions including, underweight, suffering from untreated wounds, broken bones and severe eye, skin and ear infections, according to the Humane Society.

None of the animals were put down, the Human Society said. The animals are in the legal custody of the Human Society.

“Animals shouldn't have to suffer in such conditions, and we are glad that these dogs and cats will have the chance at a fresh start. We are thankful for the help of the local and national groups involved in this case,” Adams Co. Commissioners said in a joint statement.

The Human Society said the animals have been removed from the property and at a temporary emergency animal shelter, where the animals will be examined and receive any necessary immediate treatment.

“These dogs and cats were in a terrible situation – the owner had too many animals and was unable to provide adequate care," said Corey Roscoe, the Ohio state director for the Human Society. It is a huge relief that they will now receive the care and medical attention they so desperately need. We are grateful to the agencies who collaborated to make this a successful rescue.”

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