MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Authorities seized 132 dogs from a Falling Waters, W.Va., residence Tuesday after responding to investigate complaints that the animals were being mistreated, the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office said.
As of Tuesday night, no charges had been filed, but the the sheriff’s office said in a news release that some of the animals were found underweight and dehydrated.
The case remains under investigation, the sheriff’s office said.
One puppy purchased from the residence at 64 Slate Lane by The Humane Society of United States was found to be underweight, suffering from dehydration and had “heavy intestinal parasite burden” after being examined at Shenandoah Veterinary Hospital in Martinsburg, the release said.
The veterinary report on the puppy indicated it had lesions on its abdomen due to matted feces within its coat, and fleas were found, the sheriff’s office said.