Loudonville Police Rescue Six Dogs From 'Deplorable' Home

  • 2/5/2019 10:07:05 PM
  • Jesse Smith
  • Local News

LOUDONVILLE, OH - Several agencies converged on Loudonville to rescue pets from a home which Loudonville Police Chief Kevin Taylor describes as being in "deplorable condition." Working in conjunction with the Ashland County Sheriff's Office and the Ashland Humane Society, officers entered the home to find a disturbing scene.

"We received a report on Monday regarding animals that were living in deplorable conditions," Taylor said. "We were advised that the owner was incarcerated at the Ashland County Jail. We notified the Ashland County Humane Society, who assigned an investigator to look into the matter."

The Ashland County Sheriff's Office transported the homeowner from the jail to the house to allow officers access to the property to rescue the animals. Six dogs were found living in filthy, squalid conditions, with beer cans strewn all over the floor, as well as grime covering every surface.

"[The owner] had made arrangements with a family member to check on the dogs," Taylor continued. "That individual was coming to feed and water the dogs, but they weren't taking the dogs outside."

Taylor says that the Loudonville Police Department, along with the Ashland County Sheriff's Department and the Ashland Humane Society, all acted quickly to help the animals in question, without hesitation.

"I think it shows that we're proactive on this, that we care about the animals, and we did what we could for them," The Chief said. "It does happen. This guy was going to be incarcerated for a period of time. I don't understand why people leave their animals in these kinds of conditions. It mystifies me."

Additional reporting in this post conducted by Joe Lyons of Ashland County Pictures.

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