September 2, 2014
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Animals found by BXCO sheriff living in filth await release to humane society


     The eighteen dogs and seven cats found living in filth Thursday by deputies of the Baxter County Sheriff were found to be in good condition and remain in the rural Baxter County house where they were found.   Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery says a concerned neighbor called his office and said someone had been caring for the animals, but had not been seen for several days.
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     Some communities have laws governing the number of animals a homeowner may have, however, there are no such laws in rural Baxter County, according to Montgomery.   The sheriff, who has been involved in several recent cases of animal abuse and neglect, says this case remains under investigation by his office.
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     Carolyn Carter, Shelter Manager for the Humane Society of North Central Arkansas says the dogs and cats were in surprisingly good condition.
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     Carter hopes the owner of the animals, who is in an out-of-state nursing home, will release them into the custody of the Humane Society of North Central Arkansas.   She says while the shelter is always full, they will make room for the animals.
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     Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery and Humane Society of North Central Arkansas Shelter Manager Carolyn Carter on the 25 animals found living in squalid conditions in a rural Baxter County Home.

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