Eighteen dogs were rescued from a Buchanan County home on Monday.
The Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office says they had received a request for a welfare check at 707 South Street in Brandon. The caller had noticed that several dogs had broken the front door of the home and were roaming around outside.
Deputies arrived to check on the person who lived at the home. They say the person was found to be living in very poor conditions within the home, which did not appear to be climate-controlled. The person was taken to a local hospital to be evaluated after deputies determined that they were unable to adequately care for themselves.
The Sheriff’s Office reached out to Wildthunder WARS for help in getting the dogs to a facility where they could be evaluated and cared for. A total of eighteen dogs were taken from the home. Four dogs were also found to be dead on the property.
The incident remains under investigation.
photos courtesy of Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office