Morrison County Sheriff’s Office
February 6, 2023
Morrison County Sheriff Shawn Larsen reports that on 1-24-2023 at approximately 10:00 am, their office along with members of the Animal Humane Society (AHS), executed a search warrant at a single dwelling residence, located at 34499 Highway 10, approximately four miles south of Motley, MN.
According to Sheriff Larsen, his office responded to a call for service at this residence weeks prior to the search warrant being executed, where a deputy discovered and noted multiple animals living inside the residence, in an unhealthy environment. The Sheriff’s Office reached out to the Animal Humane Society for their assistance in this case and a search warrant was later drafted by the Sheriff’s Office. Many animals were located living in unsanitary conditions. In total, fifty-six animals were recovered from the residence. The animals are currently being cared for, examined, and evaluated by Animal Humane Society staff.
This case is in an early investigative status. Once the facts and circumstances of the case are gathered and completed, the case will be forwarded to the Morrison County Attorney’s Office. The County Attorney’s Office will then determine whether charges will be filed. No more information will be released until the investigation is complete. For more information regarding this case, please refer to animalhumanesociety.org.
The Morrison County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Animal Humane Society and Mayo Clinic Ambulance.