Photos: 16 pit bulls seized from Hampton home

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by 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on April 29, 2014 at 4:57 PM

Updated Wednesday, Apr 30 at 2:59 PM

UPDATE 4/30: Animal control officers have obtained 32 summonses for the owner of the pit bulls, 48-year-old Vernon Alonzo Silver, who resides in the 3700 block of Abbey Court. They include 16 counts of misdemeanor failure to provide duties of ownership and 16 counts of misdemeanor animal cruelty.
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HAMPTON- Hampton Police have seized 16 pit bull adult dogs and puppies from a residence in the 3700 block of Abbey Court.

Police received an anonymous tip alleging neglect of multiple dogs at the home.

Animal Control officers responded to the scene Tuesday afternoon and were let on the property by the home owner. Officers say the dogs were living in conditions considered to be "neglectful."

The dogs are being transported to the SPCA in Newport News for evaluation.

Police say there is no evidence of dog fighting activity.

The investigation is on-going and charges are pending.

Stay with 13News Now for the latest on this developing story.

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