A Citrus County animal rescue group is under scrutiny by Citrus County authorities who removed more than two dozen dogs from the group's Floral City facility this week.
The Humane Society of Florida's former president Margret Nolan was issued 27 citations for failure to provide humane care in connection with the dogs, some of which were puppies. She was given a court date of May 6.
Conditions on site were concerning to veterinarian Dr. Julie Rosenberger, who was called in by animal control.
"I saw animals that were multiple animals in a cage, unclean conditions, animals that were matted, animals that had respiratory conditions, animals that were soiled," she said.
Officials say the number of dogs there also exceeded the agreed-upon capacity.
A spokesperson for the Citrus County Sheriff's Office said Nolan, rather than the organization, was cited because she brought the animals to the facility.
Nolan, who resigned as president of the Humane Society of Florida earlier this month, says she is operating as a volunteer. She said she brought the dogs in to be spayed and neutered and that she was picking them up.." More