Dozens of dogs, other animals rescued from alleged 'cruelty situation' in Kingman

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KINGMAN, Kan. (KAKE) -

The Humane Society says about 30 dogs and and about a half-dozen other animals were rescued from an alleged animal cruelty situation in south-central Kansas.

The Kingman County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant on a residential property in Kingman at around 8 a.m. Wednesday. The exact location was not disclosed.

The Humane Society of the United States says the animals there appeared to be living in a poor, filthy environment, and some appeared to be suffering from skin conditions.

They also removed a horse, two burros and two cats from the property. 

"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," the Humane Society said in a news release. 

After initial field examinations, authorities transported the animals to receive care at an undisclosed safe location. 

“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 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. Beauties and Beasts, Kansas Horse Education, Advocacy and Resource Team and Kingman Humane Society are also providing assistance.

“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 and Resource Team, and Kingman Humane Society for their assistance today.”