Animals allegedly found in unfit conditions seized from residence

Published 9:54 am Thursday, May 19, 2022

Multiple animals were seized from a residence on South Broadway in Albert Lea Wednesday morning and taken into protective custody. 

Police stated they received a complaint of mistreatment of animals at 1034 S. Broadway from the Freeborn County Humane Society and conducted a search warrant at the residence. 

Police found the animals were in unfit conditions and seized three puppies, two lizards, a chameleon, three turtles, a hamster and a snake. 

Joseph Manasseh Johnson, 28, was cited for three subdivisions of animal neglect. 


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