CORPUS CHRISTI (KIII NEWS) - Over 80 dogs were seized Thursday morning from a home on Glendale Drive across from Del Mar College.
The Corpus Christi Police Department said it was an all-day event at the home as Animal Care Services removed 61 dogs and 19 puppies.
Officers on the scene said a majority of the ones seized at the home were in good condition.
Police said today's seizure came after animal cruelty investigation that lasted several weeks.
Thursday at 9 a.m. authorities arrived at the front door with a warrant in hand. When officers went inside, they noticed most of the dogs were in good condition, but there were some sanitary concerns.
A veterinarian was on the scene to check on the dogs and to vaccinate them. Code enforcement was at the house because of a city ordinance that only allows homes to have up to six animals.
"It's important to realize your limits. The city ordinance is designed for a reason. It's public safety. It's health and safety, Patrick McMenamy said. "More than six dogs is hard to care for."
Corpus Christi police want to point out that the owner of the dogs was very cooperative and agreed to sign over most of them to Animal Care Services. Investigators believe the man cares about his animals, but they began to breed, and the situation got out of control.
Animal Care Services said they are working with area rescues to help adopt out the dogs and puppies that they seized in the morning. The dogs will be available for adoption as soon as Friday.
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