31 Dogs Removed From Greene County, Tennessee Home

Courtesy of the Greene County Sheriff's Office

GREENE COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) — More than 30 dogs were seized from a Greene County home following an animal cruelty investigation Saturday.

The Greene County Sheriff's Department (GCSD) reports that deputies responded to a home in the 1500 block of Parton Loop for a welfare check just before 6 p.m.

A previous complaint indicated there were dozens of untreated dogs at the residence and the caller believed the owner may have died.

When officers arrived, they found several dogs and the house in disarray, according to a GCSD report. When no one answered the door, officers and animal control entered the home through a cracked sliding glass door.

Once at the home, deputies reported that the house was uninhabitable and dog feces was everywhere.

Although the home was equipped with a window air conditioner and a fan, the temperature inside was high, according to the report. Officers noted there was no water or food inside the home.

The sheriff's department confirmed that a total of 31 dogs were taken away by animal control.

Polly Ayers was arrested and charged with animal cruelty by animal control.

Animal control reportedly took all but two of the dogs, which were taken by family members. Code enforcement officials condemned the home, the sheriff's department said.

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