Dogs, crab and fish seized from home; charges pending

Associated PressJanuary 27, 2012 

MAT-SU -- A Mat-Su Borough animal care official said 10 mastiff dogs, a hermit crab and a fish have been seized in an apparent abandonment case.

Animal care manager Phil Morgan said possible charges including failure to provide humane animal care are pending against the owner.

The animals were seized from the Knik River Road home Monday by Morgan, three animal care officers and two Alaska State Troopers.

Morgan said a second fish was found dead. He said the dogs appeared to have ear mites and other parasites.

The crab and the surviving fish have been permanently placed in an Anchorage home. The dogs are at the animal shelter in Palmer.

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