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Nearly 200 Animals Seized From Doddridge County House

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Earlier this month, we told you about a West Union house that neighbors said was infested with rats.

On Friday, officials from the Doddridge County Sheriff's Department, the West Union Police Department, the Harrison County Sheriff's Department and Harrison County Animal Control executed a search warrant at the residence on Louise Avenue in West Union.

Upon entry, officials found and seized 184 animals: 22 dogs, 106 cats, 1 ferret, and 55 birds, according to Deputy Garner of the Doddridge County Sheriff's Department. Garner said they also found two dead cats.

Garner said the animals were living in terrible conditions, the majority of the animals were in cages.

Garner said the owner of the house, an elderly woman, fully cooperated with authorities, but that charges are pending.

The Harrison County animal control shelter, Pet Helpers, and P.U.R.R. West Virginia are currently housing the animals. If you can help, contact the Doddridge County Sheriff's Department at (304) 873-1944.