On Thursday August 8, 2013 persons from Jackson County Animal Control, the Office of the State's Attorney of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit and deputies from the Jackson County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of animal cruelty at 4381 Frances Drive Marianna, Florida.
Upon arrival, deputies were advised that the homeowner had departed the residence, several days ago, leaving a large number of dogs inside the house.
A preliminary investigation revealed that approximately 30 dogs appeared to have been abandoned inside of a mobile home and an adjoining fenced yard. The dogs appeared to be emaciated and living in unacceptable conditions.
Deputies also recovered the bodies of four deceased dogs. Animal Control Officers were able to rescue the surviving dogs and transported them to a humane facility for assessment and treatment.
This investigation remains active with charges pending.