LITTLE HOCKING - The Washington County Sheriff's Office requested summonses on Sunday for a Little Hocking couple for 38 counts of animal cruelty after dozens of animals were rescued from their mobile home.
Vicki D. Gray, 56, and Willie B. Ross, 63, both of 3265 School House Road, are facing possible summonses following a search Friday of their residence, where more than 80 animals were found in deplorable conditions, officials said.
Thirty-five dogs, 11 birds, four rabbits, two ducks and 30 chickens were removed from the mobile home. Nearly all the animals were inside the trailer, which had no running water and was littered with feces, fleas and urine, officials said.
The Humane Society of the Ohio Valley's shelter on Mount Tom Road was nearing capacity Friday when the 82 animals were added to the shelter population.
The animals were checked by a veterinarian at the shelter Friday afternoon and many were suffering from flea bites and had feces stuck to their bodies, officials said. They also were malnourished.