More than 100 animals removed from property in southwest Michigan

Posted at 7:12 AM, Oct 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-21 08:24:28-04

EDWARDSBURG, Mich. (WXYZ) — A drug-related tip turned into a disturbing surprise discovery in southwest Michigan.

A home in Edwardsburg allegedly had over 100 animals on the property in deplorable conditions, along with methamphetamine, according to the Cass County Sheriff's Department.

"Animals ranging from dogs, horses, a deer, chickens and were allowed inside the residence and allowed to defecate inside the residence and were just left inside the house," Sheriff Richard Behnke said.

Two men in their early 30s were arrested. Cass County officials have yet to release their identity.

The home was condemned; Animal Control took the animals away, but they are being stored at various unnamed locations for security reasons.