Police: More than 30 animals removed after found in poor living conditions at Gastonia home

Police are also investigating possible dog fighting activity.
More than 30 dogs were removed from a Gastonia home after police found them in poor living...
More than 30 dogs were removed from a Gastonia home after police found them in poor living conditions.
Published: Apr. 29, 2022 at 10:28 AM EDT
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GASTONIA, N.C. (WBTV) - More than 30 dogs were removed from a Gastonia home after police found them in poor living conditions.

Gaston County Police were called to a home off Hemlock Avenue around 9 a.m. Thursday, April 28 for reports of dogs fighting in the backyard.

Officers found one dog dead and others in poor care. Some were found to have obvious injuries.

Search warrants were obtained for the home to evaluate possible animal cruelty and dog fighting activity. All of the dogs were taken to the Gaston County Animal Shelter for evaluation and medical treatment.

The Gaston County Police Criminal Investigations Unit is assisting with this ongoing investigation.  Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective J. Brienza at 704-866-3320, or CrimeStoppers at 704-861-8000.

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