RadioOnFire.com - Howard County Animal Control officers on Friday removed more than 100 animals from the Animal Welfare Society of Howard County in Columbia, acting on a tip, police said.
A resident called animal control on Thursday to report overcrowding, a foul odor and unclean conditions at the non-profit's shelter in the 8500 block of Davis Road in Columbia.
Animal control officers found unacceptable conditions at the shelter Friday, police said. They carried out a search and seizure warrant, and took cats, dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs and birds. Many of the animals appeared to be in poor health, police said.
The animals were taken to the county's animal control facility for veterinary care. The total number of animals isn't yet clear. After all animals have been evaluated, animal control officials will determine which are healthy enough for adoption.
Donations to help with their care, including money, food and bedding, can be dropped off with county animal control (8576 Davis Rd., Columbia). You can also donate online.