Officials: more than 100 animals rescued from a home in Person Co.

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GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. -- More than 70 of the 100 or more animals seized in Person County on Tuesday have been transported to Greensboro to receive medical treatment for starvation, abuse and neglect.
Officers say nearly 100 animals including, dogs, cats, horses, birds and a donkey were found living in deplorable conditions after Person County deputies served a search and seizure warrant on the property.
Area organizations helped local animal control and rescued 39 horses and nearly 70 small-breed dogs, cats and birds kept at the property

"It was one of the saddest places I've been," explained Marsha Williams, with the Guilford County Animal Shelter.

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The Guilford County Animal Shelter first heard about the situation last week.  A couple of workers went to Person County to help out and bring a few animals back, but once they arrived they realized the situation was bigger and worse than they thought.

"We had to think quick on our feet and figure out how we were going to make this happen," explained Williams.

The horses were described as very thin. Some are suffering from medical issues that require immediate attention. Ten of them were brought to Guilford County.

The dogs and cats were kept in unsanitary housing and many are afflicted with eye infections, skin infections and other signs of severe neglect.

50 dogs and cats and about 25 birds will stay overnight in the trauma center to get food, water and rest. On Wednesday, the dogs and cats that need treatment will be seen by veterinarians for skin, dental and eye problems.