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Homeowner speaks after dogs seized from his property

Last week, Baldwyn Police called the Tupelo-Lee Humane Society to rescue and house dozens of dogs they said were neglected.

Posted: Feb 24, 2020 6:54 PM

BALDWYN, Miss. (WTVA) - The man who owns the home, where police seized 40 dogs, will soon have his day in court.

Last week, Baldwyn Police called the Tupelo-Lee Humane Society to rescue and house dozens of dogs they said were neglected.

Police are expecting to return to the home on Rowan Drive to retrieve more dogs.

Agnew said when police arrived, many of the dogs appeared starved and were living in terrible conditions. Police also found many dogs already dead and others pregnant.

The homeowner, Ray Morris, said most of the dogs on the property were strays that never left. Only a few of the dogs he called his own but said he was doing the best he could to feed them all.

Morris will appear in court on March 2. He hopes to regain custody of his dogs.

For now, the seized dogs will be at the Humane Society getting medical attention. Humane Society Director Rachel Allred said she is expecting to get receive another 10 to 15 dogs from the property this week.

She said the Humane Society will be looking for fosters to help care for the dogs. For more information fostering an animal, call the Tupelo-Lee Humane Society at 662- 205-4221.

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