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Close to 40 animals removed from metro home

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A startling discovery in Norman, after 39 animals are removed from a home.

The animal rescue began, thanks to an anonymous tip by a neighbor.

All the animals were moved to the Norman Animal Welfare Shelter, many of which are in bad shape.

"The dogs have some problems, as far as some diseases," said Captain Tom Easley with Norman Police. "The cats are, as grandma used to say, wild as a march hare. They're a little bit feral."

The cats and dogs were found in a home near 48th and West Main.

Police said the homeowner has cooperated with the investigation.

No arrests have been made or charges filed as of yet.

Initially, 18 dogs and 10 cats were removed.

Friday afternoon, another 11 cats were brought to the shelter.

Because of these animals, the Norman shelter is now bursting at the seams.

"39 [animals] all in one day is a lot any way you slice it," Easley said. "They have to be evaluated by the veterinarian."

Once the animals are all checked out, the ones who are deemed adoptable can be found at the shelter.

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