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Animals removed from Harford property

New details have come to light regrading an incident in which animal control officers were sent to a home in the Street area Friday afternoon to remove several dogs and cats.

A deputy from the Harford County Sheriff's Office was also dispatched to the property in the 2900 block of Lochary Road at the request of the county's animal control office, Monica Worrell, spokesperson for the sheriff's office confirmed Friday.

"Animal control asked the Harford County Sheriff's Office to assist in serving a search and seizure warrant at a location on Lochary Road," Worrell said, explaining a single deputy was sent to provide assistance at 2:35 p.m. and was still at the scene at 5 p.m.

Worrell said she could not discuss the contents of the warrant, except to say it was obtained by animal control.

Property tax records show the home is owned by Teresa L. Lambrecht.

Richard Lynch, director of the Harford County Department of Inspections, Licenses and Permits, said Monday that Chief of Animal Control Pamela Arney alerted him to the situation Friday afternoon. At the residence, they found six adult dogs and three puppies outside, Lynch said.

Inside of the house, there was one dead dog, one dead cat, one living dog and 15 cats and kittens total, Lynch said.

Animal Control transported the animals that were inside the home to the Humane Society in Fallston, but officers left the dogs and puppies that were outside where they were because the conditions were better, Lynch said.

"The conditions inside were deplorable for the animals," he said. "They didn't have the proper food and water."

The homeowner was not home at the time, but has a history of problems regarding the number of animals at that residence, Lynch said. He said a decision to cite the owner is pending.

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