‘Rescue turned hoarder’: 70 animals removed from Florida home with unsanitary conditions

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(Photo: Union County Sheriff’s Office)

LAKE BUTLER, Fla. (AP) — Deputies says they’ve removed about 70 dogs and other animals from a north Florida rescue group because of inhumane conditions.

The Union County Sheriff’s Office announced on Facebook last week that deputies and animal control officers executed a search warrant earlier this month at a rural home.

Animal control officers had responded to the home in January following concerns over the animals’ conditions. The sheriff’s office described it as a “rescue turned hoarder” situation.

The sheriff’s office says investigators found animals suffering from untreated medical conditions, with some exhibiting severe signs of neglect.

A group called Guardians of Rescue assisted deputies with removing the animals from the property and collecting evidence.

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