Large Seizure Of Dogs & Cats In Jefferson County, WV Last Week

The Sheriff’s Office says the case is under review.

Kearneysville, WV. (KM) – A total of 15 cats and 47 dogs were seized last week in Jefferson County, West Virginia.

The Sheriff’s Office says an Animal Control officer visited a home in the 100 block of Signal Hill Lane in Harpers Ferry on March 9th to conduct a welfare check on complaints about numerous  cats living in deplorable conditions. The owner was told to improve living conditions within  48-hours.

On a return visit  on March 11th, Animal Control Officers found conditions had not changed. The owner voluntarily surrendered 14 felines, all of which are expected to survive, the Sheriff’s Office said. .

Also on March 9th, an Animal Control Officer visited a home in the 100 block of Daisy Lane in Charles Town for a complaint about animals abandoned at the residence. The officer determined that 12 dogs were living at the home in deplorable conditions. It was also  learned that these animals were not abandoned.

On March 11th, Animal Control Officers served a search warrant at that home. . With the assistance of the Sheriff’s Office, one cat and 47 dogs in were confiscated. They were living in unsafe and substandard conditions, says Animal Control . The cat and the dogs are being cared for by Animal Control and the Animal Welfare Society and both agencies say the animals are expected to survive.

The Sheriff’s Office says the case is under review for possible criminal charges.

By Kevin McManus