51 animals taken from Salina boarding facility

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SALINA, Kan. (AP) — Salina officials removed 51 animals from a boarding business that authorities believe was operating without proper permits.

The 50-year-old owner of Playful Pets owned most of the animals at the facility but some pets were returned to their owners.

The Salina Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1yuFmIr ) the business was searched Thursday after the Salina Animal Shelter received complaints. The owner could face up to 18 charges of violating Salina codes and several requirements for animal care.

Vanessa Cowie, animal services supervisor for the shelter, said Playful Pets advertised day and overnight boarding for all types of animals but did not have a permit and the facility had not been inspected.

The animals, which included birds, cats, dogs, rabbits, rats and pigs, are being cared for at the city animal shelter.

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