LIBERTY TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WKBN) – Several children were removed from a home in Liberty Friday afternoon after police were called to check on them.

It happened on Redfern Drive in the Township.

Police Chief Toby Meloro said when they arrived, the home was in deplorable condition and officers found a deceased dog in the backyard. A necropsy will be done to determine its cause of death.

Meloro says the children’s mother had an active warrant for her arrest.

Children and puppies were removed from a home in Liberty.
Credit: Animal Welfare League CEO Lori Shandor

Trumbull County Children Services responded to remove the children from the home.

A dog that was alive but looked emaciated was removed from the home along with several puppies. They won’t be available for adoption at this time.

The Mahoning Valley Drug Task Force was also called to the home and police tape surrounds the property.