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17 dogs, cat found in 'deplorable' conditions at Alhambra home

17 dogs, cat found in 'deplorable' conditions at Alhambra home
Some of the 17 dogs found at an Alhambra home. (Alhambra Police Department)

Animal control officers found 17 dogs and a cat in "deplorable" conditions Wednesday when they searched an Alhambra home.

Feces and urine littered the home in the 100 block of South Meridian Avenue, the Alhambra Police Department said in a statement on Facebook.

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The animals were removed by officers and transported to a shelter for evaluation, KTLA-TV reported.

"The condition of the residence was deplorable with animal feces and urine everywhere," the department said in its statement.

The Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control served an inspection warrant at the home out of concern for the animals' welfare, according to Deputy Director Derek Brown, KTLA reported.

One cat was found inside the home, Brown said.

The animals could possibly be put up for adoption, but it has not been determined yet, Brown said. Officers spoke to the homeowner, who was not arrested, Brown said.

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