The Louisa County Sheriff's Office said it took 16 dogs from a property owner on Louisa Road after determining that they required medical attention.
The owner volunteered to release "a large number" of dogs to sheriff's deputies when they visited his property on Louisa Road (Route 22) on March 25, according to a statement by sheriff's office Det. Chuck Love. The deputies then noticed several Jack Russell terrier dogs inside the home that appeared in poor condition. A search warrant was executed before the animals were seized.
Animal control officials from Loudoun, Fauquier, Albemarle, Spotsylvania counties, the state attorney general's office and a number of veterinarians and animal rescue agencies assisted with the operation, Love said.
The investigation into this incident continues. Anyone with information about this case can contact the sheriff’s office at 540-967-1234.