- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 29, 2016

LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Ten officers were summoned to remove 108 dogs and nine other animals from a rural home in southwestern Michigan’s Van Buren County.

Sheriff Dale Gribler says many animals were underweight and had fleas or deformities. He says living conditions at the property in Lawrence Township were “horrendous.”

Two people have been charged with cruelty. Deputies began investigating last week when someone at a nearby farm called to say a dog had killed a chicken. A search warrant was issued Tuesday.

The county’s animal control department and other rescue organizations are taking care of the animals. Local veterinarians are also providing services.

Lt. David Walker says the couple believed they were helping dogs that had been neglected. The dogs multiplied after they mated.

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