MUSKEGON – More than six pit bulls and some exotic animals, including a small alligator, were removed from a Muskegon home Thursday.
Muskegon police officers were called to a home in the 900 block of Oak Street in Muskegon around noon Thursday after someone reported seeing six pit bulls tied up outside.
When officers investigated, they found more dogs inside the unoccupied home, said Muskegon Police Detective Capt. Andy Olson.
According to the city's ordinance, “pet ownership is limited to not more than three adult dogs and four adult cats.”
Officers, who obtained a warrant to search the home, also found two dead snakes, a dead spider, some iguanas and a 1-2 foot alligator, Olson said.
The animals were removed by Muskegon Couny Vector Control.
The circumstances of why the animals were left at the home were unclear early Friday.
An investigation into the welfare of the animals is ongoing, Olson said.
Authorities early Friday had not released the name of the homeowner.Source