Police Seize 126 Animals From Central Florida Animal Shelter

Police said they got multiple complaints from people about the shelter's conditions

Friday, Nov 9, 2012  |  Updated 8:26 AM EDT
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Police executed a search warrant at a central Florida animal shelter and seized 100 cats and 26 dogs.

Deputy Police Chief Randel Henderson says they received multiple complaints about conditions at the Animal Rescue Konsortium in Deland before the Thursday raid.

"We started receiving complaints about the environment in which the animals were being kept at ARK," Henderson said. "We received enough complaints that we took them to a county court judge to get a search warrant to either confirm or deny them.”

Henderson says a veterinarian accompanied officers as they executed the search warrant. They removed all 126 animals from the facility.

The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports the dogs were placed in temporary homes. Some of them have been reclaimed by their former owners. City officials are working to place the cats at another rescue center.

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