NAPLES, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say 73 neglected and flea-bitten dogs have been seized from a home in western New York.
The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reports that the dogs, all Cairn terriers, were seized from a home in Naples on Wednesday and homeowners Richard and Jane Justice were arrested on animal-cruelty charges.
The investigation was prompted by a complaint about dogs running in the road outside the couple’s home.
The Ontario County Humane Society obtained a search warrant after its investigators were denied access.
The Humane Society says that once inside, the investigators wore protective clothing and breathing apparatuses because conditions were so unsanitary.