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Manatee commissioner reacts to animal rescue

Bradenton, Florida - A Manatee County Commissioner is reacting to the raid on a troubled animal sanctuary.

"It was horrific conditions and I'm so glad that this all came about," said Commissioner Carol Whitmore.

STORY: 300 animals rescued, county inspections showed no issues

Whitmore is also the liaison to animal services and helped turned the facility into a no-kill shelter.

She said the images that show roaches crawling on a dog kennel, dogs packed into cages and extremely thin horses were sad.

Whitmore credits a task force formed last year to watch for animal abuse with helping crack the case of alleged animal abuse.

"This is something I think the task force is going to look at as well as administration in the county on how we allow certain rescues to be involved in the county," she said.

The sheriff's office has not yet determined if Alan and Sheree Napier, the owners of the animal sanctuary, will face animal cruelty changes. 

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