Kingman County, Kansas -- The Humane Society of the United States is assisting the Kingman County Sheriff’s Office in removing approximately 30 dogs, two cats, a horse and two burros from an alleged cruelty situation in Kingman County, Kansas. Beauties and Beasts, Kansas Horse Education Advocacy Resource Team, and Kingman Humane Society are also providing assistance at the scene.

The Kingman County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant on a residential property at approximately 8 a.m. on Sept. 4. The animals there appeared to be living in a poor, filthy environment, and some appeared to be suffering from skin conditions. Some animals were running loose on the property while others were contained in makeshift pens where they were found crawling under trailers to access shade.

After initial field examinations, authorities will transport the animals to an undisclosed safe location, where any additional needs can be addressed.

“No animal deserves to suffer in deplorable conditions like those we’ve seen today,” said Midge Grinstead, Kansas state director for the Humane Society of the United States. “We are thankful to the Kingman County Sheriff’s Office and our partners for answering the call to help these animals.”

The Kingman County Sheriff’s Office requested the assistance of the Humane Society of the United States after concerns about the welfare of animals on the property were raised.

“I am proud we were able to work together to help get these animals the care they need,” said Sheriff Randy Hill. “We’d like to thank the Humane Society of the United States, Beauties and Beasts, Kansas Horse Education Advocacy Resource Team, and Kingman Humane Society for their assistance today.”

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Editors note: This release was updated at 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 4 to include the cats, burros and horse rescued in addition to the dogs.

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