The Chandler Police Department has charged a woman with 55 counts of animal abuse after that many dogs were removed from her home Friday night.
April McLaughlin, 48, who lives in the 1700 block of East Kesler Lane, was arrested after a veterinary professional provided new information on the conditions of three animals from the home, police said.
A search warrant was served and on Sept. 22 authorities removed and took custody of 55 animals "for medical attention and care," according to a Saturday afternoon release from the department.
The investigation was conducted in cooperation with the Arizona Humane Society and the Maricopa County Attorney's Office, the release stated.
In addition to the 55 counts of animal abuse and neglect, McLaughlin faces 55 counts of cruelty to animals/failure to provide medical care and one count of vulnerable adult abuse, police said.