WCSO seize 13 dogs for the animal’s protection

Used by permission by the Warren County Office employee Sergeant Terry Fritts

The Warren County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) reports the investigation of a case of animal cruelty after a June 24 call for a welfare check on animals in the Bentonville area.

A second call on June 30 led to one dog being transported for emergency treatment from a veterinarian.

With that a warrant was obtained and served on the residence on July 5.

The conditions inside the home and physical appearance of several dogs supported concerns of animal neglect and seizure of the animals.

In all 18 dogs were seized from the property with 5 of those needing emergency treatment.

The 5 dogs were taken for emergency treatment with the others being taken to the shelter.

The Warren County Fire Marshal’s Office was requested to inspect the condition of the home for occupancy.

Their findings were discussed with the homeowner but not released to the public in the news release.

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