They show the bodies of dogs found in various stages of decay, in and around kennels covered in feces; the collars were still on the remains.
Warren County authorities found the remains of at least two dogs on the property of a home on Iowa Street in Sandyville, near Indianola.
“I went to get some kennels, but I asked the lady while I was there if I can take some pictures while I was there, just to get in to the rescue community what was going on,” Petraline said.
Petraline said that of the 18 to 20 kennels left behind, two of the kennels had carcasses and leashes still attached and that all of the kennels were full of feces.
“She collected $3,000 for one of the dogs and we found him dead in one of the kennels,” Petraline said.
Some of the dogs were found in a garage Thursday, others, including 1 deceased, were found inside another residence, and the remaining dogs were found inside a camper that was attached to a truck, according to ARL officials.
The ARL said one of the dogs that was found inside the camper had been severely injured by some of the other dogs and was near-death when ARL and Warren County officials arrived. The dog was rushed to the nearest Veterinarian where they began steps to save its life.
Among the living dogs, many have visible urine and feces stains on their fur and sores due to their living conditions.
An ARL groomer spent 4 hours removing nearly 5 lbs. of matting from a small dog that was removed from one of the properties. Many of the dogs are underweight.
"Why would you let it starve? I mean, if it was sick or something...if there was anything wrong with the dog, that it couldn't survive if you will, the humane thing is to put him down," said Willson.
"I mean yes, there are medical procedures and things like that, but put it out of its misery you know, don`t just let it waste away to nothing," he said.
Neighbors identify the person who was living in the house as Lindsey Morrow (also seen spelled on news sites as Lindsay Morrow) ... seen here in this photo.
The man who runs Phillips Auto Salvage, a junkyard across the street from where the deceased dogs were found, also owns the home where the remains were found.
He declined to go on camera, but did confirm that he has been renting the house out to Morrow.
"We've offered that if the Warren County Sheriff's office would like to have the animals' body sent for necropsy, that we would be happy to cover that cost," said ARL Spokesperson Stephanie Filer.
"We hope that, anticipate that they'll take advantage of that, whether it`s under our cost or theirs, but that's really the only way to determine from an evidentiary standpoint how the animals died," said Filer.
The Warren County Attorney's office is considering animal neglect and animal torture charges in this case. So far,
NON-PROFIT OR NOT?
On one fundraising page, she lists the EIN number for the rescue (81-1247572). The first two numbers "81" means that the non-profit was registered online. However, I cannot locate the matching number. Did she just make this random number up? Or was it a mistake how she typed it? I could only find this one instance of it even being listed. I even did searches for the rescue's name in Iowa, non-profits that have had status revoked, etc. and nothing came back as a match. I would think that even if the non-profit status was revoked or voluntarily shut down, there should be something to be found about it.
The sites I checked for their non-profit registration were:
IRS official site (this one has three separate searches)
"Our boy Tyson is recovering well but does still have a long road to recovery. We will start posting receipts within the next couple of days and will continue to update his progress on my Facebook page as well as Bully Breed Miracle Networking and Rescue. To minimize confusion please retain our EIN for your records. 81-1247572. Thank you so very much!" - Posted by Lindsey MorrowA GoFundMe page Lindsey had set up for a pit bull named Tyson is currently set at closed after raising more than $3,000 so there isn't any details on this main page. However, if you look at Google's cached version, you'll see all the details plus Lindsey's comments about the EIN.
Tina Alexandra Petraline added 15 new photos.
February 1 at 5:18pm ·
If you are easily disturbed or squeamish you will want to pass this post right on by. As many of you know Lindsey Morrow of Bully Breed Miracle Networking and I do not see eye to eye. She has been attacking me and my rescue for years now, nothing she has said has ever been founded. Her "rescue" was closed down a few months ago when the state caught onto her operating without a license. She had been collecting donations and taking in dogs from other states and operating as a rescue, website and all. She even had a 501c3.
Today a woman from another rescue showed me a post about her. She had been evicted and what she left behind is like something straight out of a horror film. I just left there and am in shock.
The following are photos of the original post, and her house where I went with permission of the home owner to get some of the kennels they were going to throw away. Needless to say we did not bring any kennels home with us. How someone could let something get that bad I will never know. And dead animals in cages starving to death and then left like that for God only knows how long? There are no words....anyway here are the photos. The point of this post is to make people aware that she has dogs still with her, and if you gave her a dog you may want to check on it......
February 1 at 10:42pm · West Des Moines, IA ·
Update!!!! Lindsey Morrow has been reportedly taken into custody and is currently at the Warren County jailhouse and will undergo psychiatric testing!
THANK YOU ALL FOR SHARING WITHOUT YOU SHE MAY HAVE NEVER BEEN HELD ACCOUNTABLE!
Update !!! Some of the missing dogs have been found!!!
Words cannot describe! PLEASE SHARE INFO IS NEEDED!!! MIRACLE BULLY BREED NETWORK IS A FRAUD!!!
WARNING GRAPHIC PICTURES OF A DEFUNCT RESCUE!!! THE WORST IS TOWARD THE END OF THE PHOTOS !!! Do not look if u can't stand death in the most miserable of ways! LINDSEY MORROW IM LOOKING FOR YOU!!! YOU ABANDONED THESE DOGS TO STARVE IN THEIR KENNELS! ACCEPTING DONATIONS TOWARDS A SURGERY THAT CLEARLY AND SADLY NEVER HAPPENED! FRAUD! These dogs starved to death in a 36 inch by 24 inch boxes in a basement that looks like the entry way to the pits of hell....the public entrusted these dogs to you because they sought help.....NOT DEATH!! FOR SHAME! If anyone knows the whereabouts of this lady the sheriff has plenty of questions for her and her "rescue"!
Per the Warren County Attorney's Office, "The Warren County Sheriff's Office has filed the following charges against Lindsay Morrow:
- Ongoing Criminal Conduct, a Class B Felony
- Theft in the 2nd Degree, a Class D Felony
- Fraudulent Practice in the 2nd Degree, a Class D Felony
- Five counts of Animal Torture, "Aggravated" Misdemeanors
- Five counts of Animal Neglect, "Serious" Misdemeanors
- Seventeen counts of Animal Neglect, "Simple" Misdemeanors
This is why Animal Cruelty is not taken seriously and rarely is anyone ever really sent to prison even though news reports always tell us that the person is facing "up to four years in jail", etc. Just about everyone gets probation b/c these crimes against animals are usually seen as no more serious than shoplifting a pair of shoes from Walmart. Notice that the animal cruelty charges are the least serious of all the charges? The felony charges are related to her taking donations and misappropriating money in regards to her non-profit status with the IRS.
She is in more trouble over the money than by slowly starving these poor animals to death.
The Animal Rescue League of Iowa has been working overtime to care for the surviving dogs. Click HERE if would like to donate to them. Also, they've been providing updates and photos of the dogs. You can follow this story on their Facebook page HERE.
(WHOTV - Feb 2, 2017)