Starving Animals Removed from Home 

(AP) The Somerset County Sheriff’s Department is investigating what it calls a &quot:horrific&quot: case of animal cruelty.

Sheriff’s deputies accompanied by a state animal welfare agent searched the home Tuesday. No one was immediately charged in the case but police say they’re familiar with the people who lived in the house and evidence will be turned over to the district attorney.

Detective Lt. Carl Gottardi says it’s the third animal cruelty case in Somerset County in recent months.