Nearly 100 animals seized from York County home - abc27 WHTM

Nearly 100 animals seized from York County home

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YORK, Pa. (WHTM) -

This investigation started with a simple phone call by someone who was concerned about an animal.

When humane officers dug deeper into the case, they found a severe animal hoarding situation.

"This is the largest confiscation I have ever had," Humane Officer Ame Kessler said. "I arrived at the property during that investigation—I removed a horse from the property that needed immediate vet care."

Kessler removed the horse from a small one-acre farm off Hess Road in Stewartstown in late February. She said the horse was covered in lice and malnourished.

"This is one of the worst I have seen in a long time," she said.

But it didn't stop there. Kessler said she went back with a search warrant and couldn't believe what she found.

"I can tell you it was more than 70 and less than a hundred," she said.

Nearly 100 animals of all kinds living in what Kessler described as horrific conditions.

"It was a large variety of animals, from farm animals to dogs to exotics, a great range of different kinds," she said.

Authorities have filed 87 charges against three adults who live on the property, and the animals that were seized are now recovering.

"They are all under great care, that's the best way I can put it. They are in excellent care, and they are all being seen by vets. They are all getting what they need at this point," Kessler said.

If convicted, the suspects could see significant jail time.

Meanwhile, the Aglyphic Creatures Rescue is footing the bills for all the animals. They are in need of supplies and are accepting donations.

More details regarding the investigation are expected to come to light in the near future.

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