BALTIMORE - Dozens of animals were removed Monday from a Baltimore home after there were found in poor condition, Baltimore Animal Control confirmed.
Baltimore City Animal Control with assistance from city police executed a search warrant in the 200 block of West Lorraine Ave. as part of an investigation about alleged abandoned dogs. Animal Control officers heard many dogs barking inside the house and observed an overwhelming odor of animal waste emanating from the property.
During the execution of the warrant, animal control saw what they believed to be a hoarding situation and removed 20 dogs of various breeds, 11 cats and 3 kittens for their health and welfare. Some of the animals are reported to be thin and matted.
Police said civil citations as well as criminal charges are possible. But, the investigation is still in its preliminary stages so there are no additional details to release at this time.