34 animals, mostly dogs, seized in Lamont cruelty investigation

34 animals, mostly dogs, seized in Lamont cruelty investigation
Photo from Kern County Animal Control
LAMONT, Calif. — Thirty-four animals were seized Wednesday morning as a woman was arrested for alleged cruelty.

Kern County Animal Control officers, with the assistance of sheriff's deputies, served a search warrant at a home on the 14000 block of Weedpatch Highway. There, they found one rooster, two hens, two cats and 29 dogs living in unsatisfactory conditions.

All of the animals are now under medical evaluation.

Yvonne Harris, aka Yvonne Dunlap, was arrested on suspicion of felony crimes against animals.

Animal control said it has had dealings with Harris in the past, and she was formerly cooperative in trying to improve her property's condition and in reducing the number of animals she kept there.

She, however, refused to let officers inspect the animals on a recent welfare check, which prompted Wednesday's search warrant.