Seized: Over 100 dogs removed from Medina County home - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

New Charges: Medina Co. homeowners in hot water after officials remove 100 dogs

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MEDINA COUNTY, OH (WOIO) - Charges have been filed against Glenda Curtis and Danelle Tschappat. Both face 20 counts of animal cruelty.

Friday, the Medina County SPCA shelter rescued more than 100 dogs after raiding their Chippewa Lake home.

Police say they did not having food or water for all of the animals and the conditions they were living in were horrible.

Stephanie Moore with the Medina County SPCA tells 19 Action News "we had an anonymous tip that there was a bad smell coming from a home and the sound of a lot of dogs barking."

 Most of the animals seized are terrier mixes in decent health but, need grooming and medical attention because of neglect and disgusting conditions. Moore described the home as "deplorable…it was classic animal hoarding."

Neighbors in Chippewa Lake are speaking out about the horrific seizure. "I feel sick that I didn't know this was going on " says Heather Adams.

Hundreds of dogs were removed from the home, but the number is still growing as several pregnant dogs have just gave birth to their litters at the shelter. Another litter is expected any day.

Ann KuKay of Medina described the home like "it was like a puppy mill…it's really shocking that anybody thought they could take care of that many animals. I'm sure it just got out of hand, and she might be a well intentioned person but this is really over the top."

The shelter is now leaning on national organizations and volunteers moved by the rescue story and community members are dropping off donations such as towels, blankets, PetSmart certificates and cash.

For more information on how you can help the Medina County SCPA, click here.

An Emergency Care Fund has been set up at First Merit Bank or you can make donations at Paypal.

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