COTTRELLVILLE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — More than 50 dogs have been removed from a house in Michigan’s St. Clair County, and investigators say they’ve been forced to get a search warrant to try to seize 15 to 20 more.
The sheriff’s office say it responded to complaints about odor and barking Tuesday at a home in Cottrellville Township, 50 miles northeast of Detroit. Deputies found more than 70 dogs inside the small house. They were in good condition but covered in feces and urine.
The sheriff’s office says the owners prevented deputies from entering the house Wednesday to remove more dogs.
Roughly 30 dogs were taken to the county animal control office and the local Humane Society. A group that specializes in rescuing Norwegian Buhund dogs was arranging housing for 23 additional dogs.