May 11, 2018
On Wednesday, May 9, Animal Humane Society was called to assist the Dakota County Sheriff’s Office to investigate reports of animal neglect and cruelty at a home in rural Farmington.
Based on their initial investigation, deputies procured a search warrant and on Thursday, May 10, seized more than 40 live animals that were living in extremely unsanitary conditions. Investigators also recovered the remains of more than 60 dead animals from the property.
The suspect in the case operates a foster-based animal rescue in Farmington. AHS has worked with that organization in the past but has since ended the relationship.
Animal Humane Society is assisting the Dakota County Sheriff’s Office with this active investigation and will care for the live animals removed from these properties while the investigation continues.