46 Malnourished Dogs Turned Over To Ohio Humane Society

Tiffany Meyer, director of the Humane Society of Ashland County, talks to reporters at the Claremont Avenue Veterinary Clinic while holding a one of the dogs that were surrendered by the owner and taken into custody, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020 in Ashland, Ohio. Nearly 50 malnourished dogs were rescued from unlivable conditions in an Ashland home Wednesday evening.( Tom E. Puskar /Ashland Times-Gazette via AP)

ASHLAND, Ohio (AP) — Dozens of malnourished dogs have been turned over to the Ashland County Humane Society in Ohio.

Forty-six mixed breed dogs ranging in age from puppies to five-years-old were voluntarily surrendered by the owners Wednesday, some with large patches of missing fur and visible rib cages, the Times-Gazette reported. The dogs are a combination of terrier, beagle, and chihuahua.

The director of the Humane Society, Tiffany Meyer, said hopefully lawmakers will consider an ordinance to limit the number of dogs allowed on a property.

Dog Warden Joe Eggerton said neighbors had complained beginning about a year agoand that the ownershad been cited. The owners — or owner — have not been identified.

“I feel that things got out of control for” the owners, Meyer said.

The county prosecutor’s office is reviewing the case and said it is too early to say if charges will be filed.


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