Monday, September 5, 2011

70+ Animals Seized In County

By Rusty Garrett

Animals seized in an investigation of suspected animal cruelty in Logan County have been brought to the Sebastian County Humane Society shelter in Fort Smith.

Logan County Sheriff Steve Smith said Wednesday a warrant was served at a rural location between Scranton and Subiaco and more than 70 animals were taken into custody. Action was taken in response to a complaint the Sebastian County Humane Society, which investigates complaints of animal cruelty in the area, forwarded to the sheriff’s department last week.

Smith said most of the animals were dogs. Some were in pens, but many were running loose, Smith said.

“It’s mostly a neglect-type case,” Smith said. “They had too many animals to keep up with.”

Smith said an investigation is continuing and the incident will be forwarded to Logan County prosecutors for appropriate action. No one was taken into custody Wednesday. Smith said he anticipated at least one person will be charged...."  More

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