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59 animals seized from "unimaginable filth" in Buckeye Lake

The Licking County Humane Society says they seized 43 cats, 13 dogs, and 3 ferrets that were living in deplorable conditions (Courtesy: Licking County Humane Society)

The Licking County Humane Society says they are overwhelmed, after confiscating 59 animals from a property in Buckeye Lake Thursday.

Agents say the 43 cats, 13 dogs, and 3 ferrets were living in "deplorable conditions and uninmaginable filth." All of the animals are undergoing veterinary evaluations at the shelter.

The humane society says the animals have open wounds, flea infestation, hair loss, and other health complications, and will need costly treatment. They also say they're completely out of room at the shelter and "literally have cages stacked in the janitorial closet."

They say right now their greatest need is kitty litter, as they deal with the influx of pets. They're also asking for donations to help cover the cost of care.

No information has been released about possible charges in the case, or why agents were called to the property.

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