Deputies with the Logan County Sheriff’s Department took four horses and four dogs from a Cox Valley Road residence last week after serving a search warrant as part of an investigation into animal cruelty.
Chief Deputy Sheriff David Spicer said the department is not releasing the name of the resident because he has not been charged with a crime. Spicer said information about the case has been forwarded to 15th Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Tom Tatum II of Danville who will determine whether charges will be filed.
Deputies served the search warrant on Wednesday, June 18. According to incident reports, the animals were taken to a Booneville veterinarian to see if emergency care was needed. According to the incident report, the veterinarian said that "other than obvious starvation, no emergency care was needed."
The report states the dogs were taken to Booneville to await the arrival of a dog rescue organization from Oklahoma. An individual whose name was redacted from the report took possession of the horses.
The dogs taken were pit bulls, mixed-breed and a collie-breed, according to incident reports. The report also states that the property owner was allowed to keep two dogs after he showed deputies approximately 15 pounds of dog food.
A Notice of Animal Seizure was served on the porperty owner. He has 15 days to file a petition disputing the seizure of the animals, the report states.