Officers seize 70 animals, dead dog from Virginia woman

Officers seize 70 animals, dead dog from Virginia woman
The Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement last week that deputies were searching a home near Broad Run when they discovered the neglected dogs. (Source: Pixabay)

BROAD RUN, Va. (AP) - A sheriff’s office in Virginia says animal control officers seized more than 70 neglected animals and at least one dead dog from a home they suspect was operating as a puppy mill.

The Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement last week that deputies were searching a home near Broad Run when they discovered the neglected dogs.

The agency said the dogs were being kept without access to food and water.

The sheriff’s office says 41-year-old Irina Barrett was charged with felony cruelty to animals.

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