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130 dogs discovered at Pine River residence

BEMIDJI -- An investigation by the Cass County Sheriff's Office into animal cruelty resulted in the discovery of more than 130 dogs at a Pine River, Minn., home.

In a press release issued Thursday, Sheriff Tom Burch said deputies executed a search warrant on Monday, but did not name the suspect of the investigation. The release also did not state the location where 102 dogs and 29 were puppies were found.

The Animal Humane Society and the Heartland Animal Rescue Team, along with the Pine River Police Department, assisted with the investigation.

Formal charges are pending, according to the release.

Justin Glawe
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