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100 animals taken from Owensboro home

More than 100 animals have been taken from a home in Daviess County. It's a collection of rats, mice, birds, snakes and dogs.

Authorities say they are in the middle of a animal cruelty investigation.

Quite a variety of animals were inside that home and for now, all 100 of those animals are housed at the Daviess County Animal Shelter.

Animal Control Officers say this morning around 8:30, they took 100 animals from the home, including 40 rats and mice, over 30 birds, around 20 dogs and several snakes from that Owensboro home.

Animal control says a citizen called and expressed concern about the condition those pets were living in.

Officers say at this point they don't yet know whether or not the animals will be allowed to live with the homeowner again. They say the dogs had matted fur, fleas and dental problems, and one may need a leg removed.

"Our concern was the condition the animals were living in," said Director of Daviess County Animal Control Ashley Clark. "The condition was pretty deplorable for the animals."

Animal Control Officers say the homeowner may face animal cruelty charges. They tell us animal cruelty can mean up to 30 days in prison for each offense.

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