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COOLVILLE, Ohio (AP) – Authorities have seized about 100 dogs from a southeastern Ohio home and charged a 76-year-old woman with misdemeanor animal cruelty, alleging she kept animals in unsanitary conditions.

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The Athens Messenger reports a dog warden removed the animals last week from a home in the village of Coolville, roughly 80 miles southeast of Columbus.

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Athens County officials say they received complaints but hadn’t realized how many dogs were there. Dog Warden Mary Beth Brown says the local humane society sent a mobile clinic to the home last fall, expecting to spay and neuter about 18 animals, but ended up doing that for over 40 animals brought out of the home then.

A not-guilty plea was entered Friday for the resident, Bernice Robertson. Court records listed no attorney for her.

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