MARILLA TWP. (WWJ/AP) – Authorities say 25 dogs have been confiscated from a northern Michigan home after many were found in poor condition.
The Manistee County Sheriff’s Department is investigating after animal control officers got a tip about the home in Marilla Township, about 30 miles southwest of Traverse City.
The sheriff’s department says 40 to 50 dogs are believed to be at the home. Many of them were found this week underweight and covered in feces. Police say 25 dogs have been taken so far and placed in shelters, and other dogs are expected to be taken away at a later time.
The case is expected to be reviewed by prosecutors for possible charges. The dogs’ owners are a 60-year-old man and a 46-year-old woman, The Ludington Daily News reported.
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