30 emaciated pit bulls, some dead prompts Lake Mathews animal cruelty investigation.

At a filthy and garbage strewn home near Lake Mathews in LaSierra, California, more than 30 malnourished dogs were found on Wednesday, reports the Press Enterprise.

“The place is a mess,” stated John Welsh for the Department of Animal Services about a multi-acre property where about six bodies of dead dogs had been discovered near Greentree Drive, less than a mile north of the lake.

Some of the dogs had died in the house. Many of the dogs were found in the urine and feces-filled home. Old cars, engines, aquariums and other debris were strewn through out the property.

Welsh called the situation a clear case of animal neglect, however the owner of the dogs was nowhere to be found.

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All of the dogs acted friendly and seemed grateful towards their rescuers. According to AbcNews, Riverside County Department of Animal Services officials will be caring for the dogs.

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It is believed the owner of the dogs may have been breeding them in the past. This is a developing story, and more details will be provided.

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The photos of the dogs and how they lived (and died) are heartbreaking.  (Photos provided by Riverside County Department of Animal Services for animal cruelty)

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