CLARK COUNTY, Ky. (FOX 56) — Animal abuse charges are expected after five dogs were seized and taken to the Clark County Animal Shelter.

According to the shelter, animal control officers along with Winchester Police seized the dogs on Sunday from a location that was in “terrible condition”.

Officials said the crates they were housed in were full of urine and feces. Two of the dogs have required significant medical attention while all five are being closely monitored with restricted diets and water allowance.

The neglect was apparent, according to the shelter, as all the dogs had eye drainage, ear infections, and skin irritation, and were covered in fleas.

The shelter is asking the public for donations to help cover medical costs along with special food to help the dogs recover.

Donations can be mailed to 5000 Ironworks Road, Winchester, KY, or through the Clark County Animal Shelter Facebook.

The incident is still under investigation by authorities, but the animal shelter said charges are expected.

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