Fifteen dogs were removed today by Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Animal Crimes Unit detectives from a house at 20827 E. Pickett St. in Queen Creek, according to a Twitter post by MCSO Public Information Officer Sgt. Joaquin Enriquez. The dogs have been taken to be medically evaluated.
Charges are pending an investigation by MCSO, according to Sgt. Enriquez.
Earlier in the day, the animal crimes unit executed a search warrant at the residence in the 20000 block of East Pickett Street, MCSO Deputy Ivan Lopez said in a text message.
Deputy Lopez said there was no threat to the public. He said no further information was available.
The MCSO District 6-Queen Creek Substation is at 22308 S. Ellsworth Road. People with information about the case may call the non-emergency number at 602-876-1011. In case of an emergency, call 9-1-1.