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Officials seize more than 130 dogs from Ohio property, cite poor living conditions

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MECHANICSBURG, Ohio — County officials have seized more than 130 dogs from a west central Ohio home after investigators found they were living in filthy conditions.

Authorities in Champaign County took 137 dogs Friday from the Mechanicsburg property west of Columbus. The Springfield News-Sun reports (http://bit.ly/1MsQeBh ) the county dog warden had investigated the property's owners for weeks after people who purchased dogs there alerted authorities to poor living conditions.

Tiger Franks with rescue organization Barely Used Pets tells the newspaper the dogs were living in feces and urine. She says some of the dogs had worms from the unclean conditions but had no major health problems.

Many nearby shelters took in the dogs after the seizure.

The sheriff's office says no charges have been filed against the owners.


Information from: Springfield News-Sun, http://www.springfieldnewssun.com

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