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Press Release 09-13-18

Warren County, VA--The Warren County Sheriff’s Office reports on September 12, 2018 at approximately 1030 a.m., Animal Control Deputy Gomez while on patrol observed several goats in the roadway at Limeton Church Rd. in Warren County. Deputy Gomez made contact with the owners, Brian and Wendy Tenney, at their residence located at 63 Limeton Church Rd. While speaking with Mrs. Tenney, Deputy Gomez heard multiple dogs barking from a locked garage on the property. Based on prior incidents related to the welfare of animals at this residence, Deputy Gomez asked to check the welfare of the animals located inside the garage. While checking the welfare of the animals, unclean and unsafe conditions were observed. Deputies responded to secure the garage and residence on the property while Deputy Gomez obtained a search warrant for the property. During the execution of the search warrant, thirteen dogs were seized from the garage. One dog and eights cats were also seized from the residence and eight additional cats were seized that were running loose on the property. Based on the conditions, all of the animals were seized and are currently being evaluated, treated and cared for by the Humane Society of Warren County.The Warren County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the following agencies for their assistance and involvement; Warren County Department of Social Services, Warren County Fire and Rescue, Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office Animal Control, the Virginia Department of Emergency Management for hazmat concerns, and especially the assistance provided by the staff from the Humane Society of Warren County.This case is currently under investigation and charges are pending for Animal Cruelty and Inadequate Care. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Deputy L Gomez at 540-635-4128 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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September 13, 2018

Sheriff Daniel T. McEathron



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