MIAMI COUNTY, Ohio (WDTN) – The Miami County Sheriff’s Office is still investigating after more than 100 dogs were removed from a Concord Township home Monday.
Miami County sheriff deputies, along with personnel from the Miami County Animal Shelter, Miami County Health Department, and Miami County Children’s Services executed a search warrant at the 3300 block of Peebles Road.
Investigators were looking for evidence of alleged animal cruelty and alleged child endangering due to filthy and unsanitary conditions in the home.
According to Sheriff Dave Duchak, 125 dogs, many being puppies, were seized by the Miami County Animal Shelter. Two dead dogs were found in the yard.
The Miami County Health Department condemned the residence due to unsanitary conditions.
The teenage children were placed in a different residence by Miami County Children’s Services with a safety plan put in place to further monitor their well-being.
Duchak said local veterinarians and dog groomers are assisting the animal shelter with the care of the dogs. The Miami County Animal Shelter is in need of donations of puppy food, dog food and dog beds. The items can be dropped off at the animal shelter. If the shelter is closed, the items can be left at the front door.
Various rescue groups have been contacted to assist with the dogs and adoption. The breed of the dogs consists primarily of toy poodles and shiz tzu.
Those wishing to adopt a dog can go to the Miami County Animal Shelter website at https://www.co.miami.oh.us/shelter. After the application is completed it will need to be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Miami County Sheriff said the investigation continues and criminal charges will be forthcoming after consultation with the Miami County Prosecutor’s Office.