Update: Thursday, 2 p.m.
WUSA9 is reporting that a total of eight dogs were taken from a home on Tipton Lane in Rose Hill.
According to CBS DC, Robert Hancasky, a nearby resident, wasn't aware of any unusual activity at the house, and he didn't have reason to believe that dog-fighting was taking place.
CBS DC is also reporting that other neighbors told All-News 99.1 reporter Cameron Thompson that they could hear "worrying cries coming from the home at night."
WUSA9's Andrea McCarren reported that the dogs being removed from the house were male, female, adults and puppies. She also saw treadmills, breeding devices, harnesses, heavy chains and several boxes being confiscated.
Photos of the incident can be seen here.
Fairfax County Animal Control officers seized numerous dogs Wednesday from a home in the 4500 block of Tipton Lane in Rose Hill as part of an ongoing animal cruelty investigation.
Lucy Caldwell, spokesperson for the Fairfax County Police Department, said that county Animal Control learned of animal cruelty allegations and began an investigation. A search warrant was served Wednesday and so far, one person has been charged with being an unfit dog owner.
Caldwell was unable to release any specific information about the dogs, but she said that typically in an animal cruelty case, dogs are either taken to a shelter or a veterinarian for treatment.
Due to the investigation, there was increased police activity in the area throughout the day.
The investigation is ongoing. Patch will update the story as we receive more information.