Pass Christian investigating animal cruelty; more than 60 dogs seized

Pass Christian Police are investigating a case in which more than 60 dogs were seized on Thursday.

Pass Police Chief Daren Freeman said his department received an anonymous tip about a foul odor coming from a residence on Second Street.

When officers went for a welfare check, the saw animal feces in the entryway and obtained a search warrant. Long Beach and Harrison County animal control officers and Pass Christian Fire Department, as well as the Humane Society of South Mississippi, assisted in removing the animals from the property.

More than 60 dogs and a cat were taken from the residence. Freeman said the HSSM is getting him a final count of animals.

Freeman said charges will be filed and each animal will be a separate animal cruelty charge. This is the second time in two weeks that animals have been seized from a residence in Harrison County.

We will bring you more information as it becomes available.

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