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Surprise man arrested on 16 counts of animal cruelty

(Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office) (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)
SURPRISE, AZ (CBS5) -

A man from Surprise is facing more than a dozen charges after his eight dogs were found nearly dead, authorities said.

The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office said detectives arrested Skyler Kelton, 32, at his home on Barwick Drive and seized the eight animals.

MCSO said the dogs were in dire need of food, water and medical attention.

The veterinarians said the animals would have died if the neighbors had not contacted MCSO through its animal cruelty hotline.

MCSO said seven puppies and one female adult dog were medically cleared and are now in the care of the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Safe Haven unit (MASH).

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