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Sherwood man arrested after dozens of dogs removed from home
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Sherwood man arrested after dozens of dogs removed from home

SHERWOOD, Ark. (KTHV) - A Sherwood man was arrested after 31 dogs were removed from his home Tuesday.

According to a Sherwood police report, when an officer arrived on scene, he could smell a strong odor of pet urine and feces from the street. The narrative details that adult dogs, as well as puppies less than three weeks of age, were gathered and removed from the home.

The report states that when officers were gathering the dogs, a man identified as John Halsell, 55, emerged from a back room. Halsell reportedly told the officers his name was "Jim," and he is said to have listed several other names and dates of birth before they were able to get correct information.

Halsell was placed under arrest on scene, and told that due to code violations, he was not allowed back on the property.

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According to the incident report, officers located several places in the backward where it appeared puppies had died and decomposed. The narrative details that a jawbone was also discovered.

The narrative reads, "At no point during my time at the residence did I see any water or food for the animals."

Halsell was charged with obstruction of governmental operations, along with two warrants for failure to appear.

On Tuesday afternoon, Cathy Christian with Sherwood Animal Control told THV11 that the owner was ticketed for animal cruelty, having too many animals, no city tags, and no proof of rabies shots. According to the Sherwood Animal Shelter's Facebook page, 31 dogs from this case are at the shelter.

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