FREWSBURG - Three Frewsburg residents have been issued summonses following an investigation regarding dangerous animals.
Anna Taylor, Lillian Taylor and Charles R. Taylor Sr. were issued summonses at 1:30 p.m. Thursday for harboring a dangerous dog or dogs and having unlicensed animals.
The Town of Carroll Police Department in cooperation with the New York State Police, Chautauqua County Humane Society and the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Department executed a search warrant at 384 Sandberg Road after a one-month investigation into reports of dangerous dogs that are suspected of killing several other area dogs and family pets. According to police, five dogs, five cats, five chickens and two parakeets were seized from the residence. The same trailer that was occupied by the majority of the animals was also inhabited by three adults and six children. According to police, the conditions at the residence necessitated occupancy restriction and additional charges are pending.
"It could have been a lot worse," said Timothy Wright, Carroll police chief. "It's kind of sad to see some of the situations that you come across."
According to Wright, the investigation will be continuing because there are several aspects to this case that still need to be examined including the state of the home as well as the situation involving the animals.
"It got to a point that we couldn't let people continue to live in that house," said Wright. "There was soiling from the animals, and disease that can come out of that. The level of soiling from multiple animals coming and going and living in that small contained environment was just very bad. It was not a good situation - there's a danger factor in this case that is extreme."
Wright also indicated that there were code violations that were found at the residence which have resulted in the pending charges.