According to Thursday's Bay News 9, officials who executed a search warrant at a Bradenton, Fla., animal sanctuary discovered multiple shallow graves on the property.
On Wednesday, following a weeks long investigation, deputies with the Manatee County Sheriff's Office, veterinarians and animal services officials, seized upwards of 300 animals from the Napier's Log Cabin Horse and Animal Sanctuary, a self-described "No-Kill," non-profit animal sanctuary.
Many of the animals on the property were in poor health - approximately 12 dogs were in such poor condition that they were humanely euthanized.
Eight dogs were found in a shallow grave on the property and it is unclear if there are more which have yet to be found.
Conditions inside of the residence were said to be "deplorable," with urine and feces covering much of the home.
According to My Sun Coast News, the individuals who ran the sanctuary are being investigated for animal cruelty and fraud.
Donations of food and supplies and/or inquiries about these animals can be directed to the Sheriff's Office at 941-747-3011, ext 1151. Adoption inquiries can be directed to: Manatee County Animal Services at 941-742-5933.
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