Dozen of dogs seized from Martin Co. puppy mill

Dozen of dogs seized from Martin Co. puppy mill
Source: Martin County Humane Society

MARTIN CO., IN (WFIE) - The Martin County Humane Society says authorities have shut down a puppy mill.

On January 24, the Martin County Sheriff’s Office received a call about a puppy mill in the 2700 block of Rutherford Road in Loogootee.

When an animal control officer approached the residence, he saw a dead dog lying on the floor and several other dogs running around inside.

They say around 30 dogs were seized Thursday night.

About 30 to 50 more dogs, plus several horses and a few donkeys, were also at the property.

Authorities got a search warrant and found several dozen dogs in the house, many were “locked in feces-covered cages with no food or water,” police said. Some of the dogs were already dead.

An animal control officer arrested Julia K. Arney of Loogootee.

The organization is asking for donations and a place to house some of the animals.

The organization has already raised over $16,000.

On Friday, the Martin County Humane Society posted on Facebook saying they took 72 living dogs off the property, but there were many that were deceased.

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