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AKRON-- A dozen dogs that were rescued from a home in an animal cruelty case late last year are now available for adoption.

PAWSibilities, Humane Society of Greater Akronhad executed a search warrant on Dec. 5 at a residential property in Akron where 12 pit bull-mixed dogs were seized along with a slate treadmill, syringes, bite sticks and other home-remedy medical supplies.

"The dogs were tied in the basement and backyard in poor conditions," Senior Humane Officer Tim Harland says. "They were malnourished, most lacked food and water, and some were injured and scared."

A three-month case connected to the situation came to an end March 14 after the offender reportedly pled guilty to four misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty. In addition to a restitution of $1,500, the individual was also ordered to surrender all 12 dogs to PAWSibilities, Humane Society of Greater Akron and can't own another dog for five years.

Each of the rescued dogs -- six adults and six puppies -- are now available for adoption. They have all been medically evaluated, treated and behaviorally assessed and will remain under the care of PAWSibilities, Humane Society of Greater Akron until they are adopted.

PAWSibilities, Humane Society of Greater Akron rescues and rehabilitates abused, abandoned and neglected animals of Summit County, places them in new homes, investigates and prosecutes animal cruelty, while striving to set a standard of excellence and leadership in animal care, humane education, and progressive animal welfare programs.