On 5/6/2019 Miami County sheriff deputies along with personnel from the Miami County Animal Shelter, Miami County Health Department, and Miami County Children’s Services executed a search warrant at 3365 Peebles Road in Concord Township. The search warrant was seeking evidence of alleged animal cruelty and alleged child endangering due to filthy and unsanitary conditions in the residence.
At the conclusion of the search warrant 125 dogs, many being puppies, were seized by the Miami County Animal Shelter. Two deceased dogs were found in the yard. The Miami County Health Department condemned the residence due to unsanitary conditions. The teenage children were placed in a different residence by Miami County Children’s Services with a safety plan put in place to further monitor their well-being.
Local veterinarians and dog groomers are assisting the animal shelter with the care of the dogs. The Miami County Animal Shelter is in need of donations of puppy food, dog food, and dog beds. The items can be dropped off at the animal shelter. If the shelter is closed the items can be left at the front door.
The investigation continues and criminal charges will be forthcoming after consultation with the Miami County Prosecutor’s Office.