Greene County authorities seized 45 dogs from a Republic home last week after multiple inquiries into the health of the animals and charges that the owner isn't a licensed breeder.
Capt. Randy Gibson of the Greene County Sheriff's Office said it could take weeks for charges to come against Gary Dotson -- if they come at all.
Gibson said sheriff's investigators are waiting on reports from veterinarians on the conditions of the animals.
"It's one thing if we think there may be abuse, but we wait for the experts," Gibson said.
He said he wasn't at the site and couldn't speak about how the dogs looked, but he said the animals were taken from the facility as a result of "inappropriate care and conditions."..." More