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      Close to 60 animals seized from unlicensed veterinary service

      During a search of the home at 11666 N. Bingham Avenue in Lilley Township, Animal Control Deputies found dead animals and extremely poor conditions for any pets.

      Two people were arrested after Newaygo County Sheriff's deputies say they were practicing veterinary services without a license.

      During a search of the home at 11666 N. Bingham Avenue in Lilley Township, Animal Control Deputies found dead animals and extremely poor conditions for any pets.

      10-14 kittens were found in a freezer along with a fawn and one dead cat in the yard, deputies say.

      According to the Sheriff's Department, in all, 50-60 cats, one dog, two rabbits and one baby skunk were seized from the property.

      Most animals were found to have inadequate food and water and Animal Control deputies say some appeared to be sick.

      All the seized animals were taken to the Newaygo County Animal Shelter where they will be evaluated and treated.

      One suspect is currently being held at the Newaygo County Jail and is facing multiple charges including animal abandoning and cruelty, health professional unauthorized practice as well as multiple other charges.

      Another suspect has been released on bail.

      Both suspects are scheduled to be formally charged on Thursday.