ASHEVILLE -- On Wednesday October 23rd at approximately 5:00 pm, the Asheville Police Department Animal Services Unit executed a warrant at 59 Whispering Pines Drive. Animal Services Officers were alerted the previous day to emaciated dogs running at large from the premises. Upon arrival officers were able to capture and impound two dogs in poor condition and post an urgent notice at the residence. When all efforts to contact the resident failed and believing there were additional animals inside that may require immediate attention, an inspection warrant was obtained and the mobile home was entered. Five living dogs and one deceased dog were removed from the residence by Animal Services Officers. All of the animals appeared malnourished and were suffering from dermatitis.
All seven of the live impounded dogs are being cared for at the Buncombe County Animal Shelter. The case is still under investigation. Further details will be released as they become available.