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Hundreds of animals rescued from North Carolina home

April 9, 2019

DOVER, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in a North Carolina county have rescued approximately 300 animals from a home, the second such rescue within a week.

The Craven County Sheriff’s Office tells news outlets that rescuers recovered cats, dogs, rabbits, chickens, goats, pigs, snakes and cattle from the home on Tuesday, just five days after at least 66 dogs were seized from a home in connection with a neglect investigation.

Sheriff Chip Hughes says some puppies died because of parvovirus. He said the animals had no water and hadn’t been vaccinated. The sheriff said the woman who lives in the home was selling the animals, and that many of the puppies she sold had died from parvovirus.

Hughes said most of the dogs were living in barrel-shaped shelters with no straw or bedding.