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Man Charged After 30 Dogs Seized In Alleged Animal Cruelty Case

A Hookerton man is facing dozens of charges after authorities say they found 30 dogs on his property Wednesday.

Randy Hawkins with Greene County Animal Control says Christopher McKinney has been charged with 49 misdemeanor counts of various animal cruelty offenses.

Thirty dogs were found on the property, while animal control says they discovered 2 others at another location.

Animal Control officials say many of the dogs were without food, water and proper shelter. Some Dogs were found cooped up in a wire cage or tied down with thick heavy chains around their neck.


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Greene County Animal Control and the Humane Society say they seized over 30 dogs in what they describe as a case of animal cruelty.

The dogs were seized at a residence on Oliver Drive in Hookerton Tuesday.

Incessant barking for four straight days led fed-up neighbors nearby to take action.

Animal Control officials say many of the dogs were without food, water and proper shelter. Some Dogs were found cooped up in a wire cage or tied down with thick heavy chains around their neck.

Another warehouse off the property was found with more animals inside.

So far, the person authorities believe is responsible has not been caught.


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