County to investigate Animal Services inspection records

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MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. - County officials say they'll be conducting a probe into how Manatee County Animal Services handled complaints regarding Napier's Log Cabin Horse and Animal Sanctuary.

Last week's raid resulted in the sheriff's office seizing more than 300 animals from the east manatee shelter. Deputies say the animals were living in deplorable conditions.

Inspection reports by Animal Services detail that anonymous calls were made to Animal Services with suspicions of bad conditions. But Animal Services says when they visited the property, since it is privately owned, they were only allowed to see what the owners showed them.

No arrests have been made, but officials have said the Napiers could face multiple Animal Cruelty and Fraud charges.

The investigation continues.

ABC 7's Rebecca Vargas will have more on this story tonight on ABC 7 News at 5 & 6.