By Adam Hocking
PINE VALLEY — The Clark County Sheriff’s Office discovered animals in “deplorable” conditions after responding to a complaint of animals at large on Saturday, Aug. 15, in the township of Pine Valley.
Several animals were found without water in 90-degree temperatures, according to a release from the department. Officers provided the animals with water and contacted the Clark County Humane Deputy. The following day the sheriff’s office obtained a warrant, and several more animals were found living in the basement and barn areas of the residence.
According to the release, “There was an overwhelming smell of ammonia emanating from the residence.” Floors in the residence were found covered in fecal matter and urine. One dog, which was removed from the basement, had jumped into a window to get away from the liquid on the floor.
The department also found several horses in poor health on the property and in total removed 43 dogs and 6 horses, according to the release.
Several charges of animal neglect will be sent to the district attorney’s office for the property owner, 53-year-old Carolyn Christie.