Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Indiana: Sixty-eight dogs seized from Martha Crosley, 68, who was hoarding animals in former Vanderburgh Co. church

INDIANA -- Sheriff's deputies and animal control officers seized 68 dogs from a former church on Hillview Drive in Vanderburgh County.

Sheriff Dave Wedding says animal control learned about a woman - Martha Crosley, 68, - hoarding the animals in January.

The sheriff says when animal control officers went to check on her, she told them she had started an animal sanctuary but it had not been kept up.

When animal control officers went to check on her again, they say it looked like the conditions had gotten worse and the dogs were starting to become more endangered.

When animal control contacted the sheriff's office, a search warrant was obtained.

Deputies say they found dogs in very small crates and lying in feces and urine. We're told some of them were not fed properly and were underweight.

Many of the dogs taken that day reportedly had to be treated for heartworms.

Wedding says the dogs will be examined by a veterinarian and the cost will be offset by the Spirit Medical fund.

We're told there could be charges filed against the woman. Her name has not been released yet

(14news - February 28, 2017)

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