Dogs, cats removed from Battle Creek home in animal cruelty investigation

Posted at 11:37 PM, Sep 12, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-12 23:41:46-04

Photo from Battle Creek Police

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — Battle Creek Police removed seven dogs and two cats from a home Friday during an animal cruelty and neglect investigation.

According to a release, officers were called to a home on East Avenue at about 5 p.m. after a witness said they saw a dog jump from a second story window.

Police say that dog was emaciated, and they saw other animals in the house that were in the same condition.  After obtaining a warrant, officials said they returned to the home, removed the animals and turned them over to a shelter.

The investigation is ongoing and police say charges may follow.