CHESTERTON, Ind. (AP) — Northwestern Indiana police say a woman could face animal cruelty charges after authorities removed 82 dogs from her rural home over a two-day period.
The Times of Munster reports (http://bit.ly/ystIWT ) animal control officers and Porter County deputies removed 27 dogs Thursday from the home for veterinary evaluations. The day before they removed 55 dogs, using four trucks that made multiple trips to the Chesterton-area home.
Sheriff's department spokesman Sgt. Larry LaFlower says authorities obtained a search warrant Tuesday for the home after neighbors said they feared the dogs' waste around the home was getting into their drinking water.
LaFlower says homeowner Donna Montoya could face animal cruelty charges once animal control officers complete their report.
Montoya says she takes care of her dogs and feeds them every day.
Information from: The Times, http://www.thetimesonline.com