Lakewood Dog Warden rescues dozens of dogs in extreme hoarding conditions

41 dogs were taken from the house where investigators spotted feces throughout the home
Published: Dec. 19, 2022 at 6:24 PM EST
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LAKEWOOD, Ohio (WOIO) - Approximately 41 dogs, mostly Beagles, were taken away from a Lakewood home after police conducted a search warrant on Dec. 19, Police Capt. Gary Stone confirmed.

A concerned resident called authorities about the horrible living conditions that the dogs were forced to live in.

Police said the residence in the 1650 block of Waterbury Road was littered with feces.

The Rocky River Animal Control Officer assisted at the scene.

The dogs will be taken to the Lakewood Animal shelter and others in the area to get checked out.

Lakewood Police rescue dozens of dogs from a home December 19, 2022
Lakewood Police rescue dozens of dogs from a home December 19, 2022(19 News Viewer)

Police said a man in his late 60s lives in the home.

The case will be sent to the prosecutor’s office for possible charges.

The residence was declared uninhabitable by the City of Lakewood and it has been condemned.

The Lakewood Human Services unit is assisting the homeowner with alternative housing.

The dogs are being housed at Lakewood Animal Shelter.

This story is developing and will be updated.