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18 malnourished dogs removed from south Las Vegas home

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Eighteen dogs were removed from a Las Vegas home on Oct. 21, 2016. (Source: Facebook) Eighteen dogs were removed from a Las Vegas home on Oct. 21, 2016. (Source: Facebook)
Metro police vehicles at a Las Vegas home where dogs were removed on Oct. 21, 2016. (Source: Facebook) Metro police vehicles at a Las Vegas home where dogs were removed on Oct. 21, 2016. (Source: Facebook)
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More than a dozen dogs, that appear to be starving and sick, have been removed from a Las Vegas home by Clark County Animal Control.

The home is located near Silverado Ranch Boulevard and Maryland Parkway. Officers removed 18 dogs on Friday.

Witnesses said police and animal control officers were at the house for hours on Friday. The dogs are being cared for at the Animal Foundation as the investigation continues.

Witness Jennifer Coppock said it was heartbreaking to watch. The 18 dogs were removed one at a time.

“We just didn’t know that she had collected so many and that they were in the condition that they were in,” Coppock said.

Coppock said she knows the owner of the dogs and said she works with an animal rescue organization called Deaf Dogs of America. Coppock said five of the dogs are deaf.

“We had helped her in the past with dog food several years ago, and back then she had a much more manageable number. We just didn’t know she had collected so many, that they were in the condition that they were in,” Coppock said.

Social media comments indicate a possible feud between Coppock, who called animal control, and the owner.  

Coppock said she looks forward to finding families for all of the dogs.

“My hope is that the dogs will find really good homes out of this story and get the lives that they’ve always deserved,” she said.

Because the investigation is ongoing, there is no word yet on if the dogs will be available or adoption.

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