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Brunswick officials rescue more than 100 animals from Belville residence

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Officials rescued 125 chickens, ducks, and other birds, as well as 10 dogs. (Source: Michael Easter) Officials rescued 125 chickens, ducks, and other birds, as well as 10 dogs. (Source: Michael Easter)
The Humane Society of the United States and local veterinarians assisted Brunswick County Animal Protective Services with the rescue and removal of all of the animals. (Source: Michael Easter) The Humane Society of the United States and local veterinarians assisted Brunswick County Animal Protective Services with the rescue and removal of all of the animals. (Source: Michael Easter)
Mary Stoltz was charged with six counts of animal cruelty. (Source: Brunswick County Sheriff's Office) Mary Stoltz was charged with six counts of animal cruelty. (Source: Brunswick County Sheriff's Office)
BELVILLE, NC (WECT) -

Brunswick County officials rescued over 100 animals from deplorable conditions at a Belville residence Tuesday afternoon.

According to officials from the Humane Society of the United States, 125 chickens, ducks, and other birds, as well as 10 dogs were removed from the property.

Animals were living in enclosures caked in feces, rotting eggs, and breathing ammonia-filled air, officials said.

"This is a very sad situation for the homeowner and the animals. It has come to a point where we have to intervene," said Tommy Tolley, Director of Brunswick County Animal Protective Services.

Mary Stoltz, 33, was arrested and charged with six counts of cruelty to animals. Stoltz bonded out of the Brunswick County jail under a $5,000 secured bond.

The Humane Society of the United States and local veterinarians assisted Brunswick County Animal Protective Services with the rescue and removal of all of the animals.

The animals will be safely transported to the Brunswick County Animal Protective Services for care and recovery.

Brunswick officials say the animals are not up for adoption at this time because they're considered evidence.

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