Authorities seize 40 dogs and 5 cats from Parkersburg home

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PARKERSBURG, West Virginia — Authorities have seized 40 dogs and five cats from a Parkersburg residence.

Police Chief Joe Martin says his department helped the Humane Society of Parkersburg remove 26 dogs and four cats from a garage on the property on Wednesday. The other animals were removed from the home.

Martin tells the Parkersburg News and Sentinel ( ) that the animals taken from the garage were reported to have skin disorders, eye and ear infections and other medical conditions.

He says charges are pending against the homeowner.

Further details were unavailable.

Information from: News and Sentinel (Parkersburg, West Virginia),

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