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Benton Franklin Humane Society Steps into Tri-City Help Animal Control

KENNEWICK, Wash. - Tri-City Animal Control has 60 more animals in the facility after a Kennewick woman was arrested for having them in her home. 

Authorities found her residence at 4525 West 9th unlivable.  38-year-old Brandy Ann Leighter was arrested for animal cruelty.  

Police searched the home after receiving information that she had an uncontrollable amount of animals living in the house.  Authorities also found dead cats and dogs inside.  

The Benton Franklin Humane Society said they would take the burden of some of displaced animals after Kennewick Police finish up their investigation.

The Benton Franklin Humane Society said they were saddened by this case and have offered to take as many animals as they can fit in their building. 

Humane Society Operations Manager, Ed Dawson said they are now working with Tri-City Animal Control.   He said, "It really disgusts us that animal cruelty is going on with someone who supposedly has the animals best interest in mind."

Tri-City Animal Control is filled to its maximum capacity. 

The Humane Society is asking the public for help.  They want more people to adopt these animals and become foster parents.

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