YouTube video results in animal cruelty investigationEdmonds Police detectives, patrol officers and animal control officers searched and located 14 dogs in and around the residence
Edmonds Police and Animal Control units served a search warrant on an Edmonds residence as part of an investigation into alleged animal cruelty at the residence at approximately 10:20 a.m., May 14.
The house in the 23600 block of 76th Ave W, Edmonds, had been the subject of a YouTube video, which showed several dogs appearing to gang up on one dog.
As a result of this video and investigation the search warrant was served at the residence.
Edmonds Police detectives, patrol officers and animal control officers searched and located 14 dogs in and around the residence. Initial investigation by the animal control officers showed that only five dogs were properly licensed.
With the number of dogs at the residence, Mountlake Terrace Animal Control assisted as well.
All 14 dogs were impounded until the five that are properly licensed can be identified.
Two of the dogs including the one observed in the video, were taken to a local veterinarian for treatment. The dog observed in the video suffered from numerous dog bites and the second dog had an injured leg.
The impounded dogs will be kept at a local kennel during the completion of the investigation. A 44-year-old female was taken into custody at the residence for having more than five dogs.
City of Edmonds ordinance prohibits more than five domestic animals which is a misdemeanor.
The female was booked into the Snohomish County Jail under this charge.
The investigation is continuing with additional charges pending.