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Published: Friday, September 27, 2013 @ 2:42 PM
Updated: Friday, September 27, 2013 @ 6:51 PM
DAYTON — Dead dogs were the source of a smell coming from a house that prompted calls to animal resource officials on Friday.
The Montgomery County Animal Resource Center received a complaint about a deceased dog on a property in the 2300 block of Catalpa Drive. The ARC officer was able to confirm the anonymous compliant, said Mark Kumpf, center director.
At least 11 dogs were found alive, one was pregnant and one had puppies. A number of animals were also found dead inside the home at 2306 Catalpa Drive, where people were reportedly living.
Animal resource officers removed the living animals once they obtained a warrant to enter the address. No one was home at the time the search warrant was executed.
Dayton housing inspectors have condemned the property, said Kumpf.
The scent was that of a dead animal found in a vehicle outside the house. The smell could reportedly be detected more than 30 feet from the residence.
"We are standing here on the sidewalk, at least 35 feet from the property, and you can smell that it smells like a body out here. Unfortunately we are too late for some of these animals but we are in time for some of the others," Kumpf said.