Huntingburg Dog Rescue

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    Heather Rousseau/The Herald Alicen Cordeiro, left, owner of Pet-Agree in Jasper, comforted one of the rescued dogs as Tina Jochum helped with grooming Saturday afternoon. Thirty-seven neglected dogs, nine of which were found dead, were removed on Friday from a home in Huntingburg. The dogs have been taken in by animal welfare groups and veterinary clinics in Dubois County.

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    Heather Rousseau/The Herald Janet Gibson of Ferdinand groomed one of the rescued dogs at Pet-Agree in Jasper on Saturday afternoon. Thirty-seven neglected dogs, nine of which were found dead, were removed Friday from a home in Huntingburg. The dogs have been taken in by animal welfare groups and veterinary clinics in Dubois County.

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    Heather Rousseau/The Herald Jenna Jochum of Jasper, groomed one of the rescued dogs at Pet-Agree in Jasper on Saturday. Thirty-seven neglected dogs, nine of which were found dead, were removed on Friday from a home in Huntingburg. The dogs have been taken in by animal welfare groups and veterinary clinics in Dubois County.

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    Heather Rousseau/The Herald Stephanie Link, left and Alicen Cordeiro, both of Jasper, groomed a rescue dog at Pet-Agree in Jasper on Saturday afternoon. Thirty-seven neglected dogs, nine of which were found dead, were removed on Friday from a home in Huntingburg. The dogs have been taken in by animal welfare groups and veterinary clinics in Dubois County.

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    Before and after photos of one of the rescued dogs after being groomed. Photo courtesy Dubois County Humane Society.

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    Before and after photos of one of the rescued dogs after being groomed. Photo courtesy Dubois County Humane Society.

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    A mother poodle and her puppy were housed at a local clinic on Saturday after being rescued from a home in Huntingburg on Friday. Thirty-seven neglected dogs, nine of which were found dead, were removed on Friday from a home in Huntingburg. They have been taken in by animal welfare groups and veterinary clinics in Dubois County. Rescuers and the people caring for the dogs have asked not to have their names given as to not effect the ongoing investigation and to avoid retaliation. Heather Rousseau/The Herald

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    The backyard property at 609 N. Washington Street in Huntingburg is seen on Saturday morning after 37 dogs were removed, nine of them found dead, on Friday. Heather Rousseau/The Herald

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    The property at 609 N. Washington Street in Huntingburg is seen on Saturday morning after 37 dogs were removed, nine of them found dead, on Friday. Heather Rousseau/The Herald

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    Heather Rousseau/The Herald The property at 609 N. Washington Street in Huntingburg is seen on Saturday morning after 37 dogs were removed, nine of them found dead, on Friday. Mary K. Burch, 66, is being investigated for animal neglect. The dogs that were rescued include Shih Tzu, Pekingese, poodles and one German shepherd. They have been taken in by animal welfare groups and veterinary clinics in Dubois County.

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    Team members with Dubois County Animal Control Team snuggled with rescued Shih Tzus in Huntingburg on Saturday. Thirty-seven neglected dogs, nine of which were found dead, were removed on Friday from a home in Huntingburg. They have been taken in by animal welfare groups and veterinary clinics in Dubois County. Rescuers and the people caring for the dogs have asked not to have their names given as to not effect the ongoing investigation and to avoid retaliation. Heather Rousseau/The Herald

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    A team member with Dubois County Animal Control Team snuggled with a Shih Tzu at in Huntingburg on Saturday morning. Thirty-seven neglected dogs, nine of which were found dead, were removed on Friday from a home in Huntingburg. They have been taken in by animal welfare groups and veterinary clinics in Dubois County. Rescuers and the people caring for the dogs have asked not to have their names given as to not effect the ongoing investigation and to avoid retaliation. Heather Rousseau/The Herald

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    An employee at a veterinary facility in Huntingburg held a male puppy on Saturday. Thirty-seven neglected dogs, nine of which were found dead, were removed on Friday from a home in Huntingburg. They have been taken in by animal welfare groups and veterinary clinics in Dubois County. Rescuers and the people caring for the dogs have asked not to have their names given as to not effect the ongoing investigation and to avoid retaliation. Heather Rousseau/The Herald

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    Team members with Dubois County Animal Control Team gave rescued Shih Tzus fresh air and exercise on Saturday morning in Huntingburg. Thirty-seven neglected dogs, nine of which were found dead, were removed on Friday from a home in Huntingburg. They have been taken in by animal welfare groups and veterinary clinics in Dubois County. Rescuers and the people caring for the dogs have asked not to have their names given as to not effect the ongoing investigation and to avoid retaliation. Heather Rousseau/The Herald

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    A team member with Dubois County Animal Control Team held one of the rescued dogs so Ray and Sue Persohn of Jasper, could see and pet their soon to be adopted Shih Tzu on Saturday morning. Thirty-seven neglected dogs, nine of which were found dead, were removed on Friday from a home in Huntingburg. They have been taken in by animal welfare groups and veterinary clinics in Dubois County. Rescuers and the people caring for the dogs have asked not to have their names given as to not effect the ongoing investigation and to avoid retaliation. Heather Rousseau/The Herald

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    An employee at a veterinary facility in Huntingburg petted two of the rescued dogs on Saturday. Thirty-seven neglected dogs, nine of which were found dead, were removed on Friday from a home in Huntingburg. They have been taken in by animal welfare groups and veterinary clinics in Dubois County. Rescuers and the people caring for the dogs have asked not to have their names given as to not effect the ongoing investigation and to avoid retaliation. Heather Rousseau/The Herald

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    An employee at a veterinary facility in Huntingburg reached out to pet a two of the rescued poodles on Saturday. Thirty-seven neglected dogs, nine of which were found dead, were removed on Friday from a home in Huntingburg. They have been taken in by animal welfare groups and veterinary clinics in Dubois County. Rescuers and the people caring for the dogs have asked not to have their names given as to not effect the ongoing investigation and to avoid retaliation. Heather Rousseau/The Herald

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    An employee at a veterinary facility in Huntingburg gave attention to two of rescued dogs on Saturday. Thirty-seven neglected dogs, nine of which were found dead, were removed on Friday from a home in Huntingburg. They have been taken in by animal welfare groups and veterinary clinics in Dubois County. Rescuers and the people caring for the dogs have asked not to have their names given as to not effect the ongoing investigation and to avoid retaliation. Heather Rousseau/The Herald

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    An employee at a veterinary facility in Huntingburg petted one of the rescued poodles on Saturday. Thirty-seven neglected dogs, nine of which were found dead, were removed on Friday from a home in Huntingburg. They have been taken in by animal welfare groups and veterinary clinics in Dubois County. Rescuers and the people caring for the dogs have asked not to have their names given as to not effect the ongoing investigation and to avoid retaliation. Heather Rousseau/The Herald

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    Heather Rousseau/The Herald The backyard property at 609 N. Washington Street in Huntingburg is seen on Saturday morning after 37 dogs were removed, nine of them found dead, on Friday. Mary K. Burch, 66, is being investigated for animal neglect. The dogs that were rescued include Shih Tzu, Pekingese, poodles and one German shepherd. They have been taken in by animal welfare groups and veterinary clinics in Dubois County.

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    A team member with Dubois County Animal Control Team, left, along with Ray and Sue Persohn of Jasper, watched the Persohn's soon to be adopted Shih Tzu on Saturday morning in Huntingburg. Thirty-seven neglected dogs, nine of which were found dead, were removed on Friday from a home in Huntingburg. They have been taken in by animal welfare groups and veterinary clinics in Dubois County. Rescuers and the people caring for the dogs have asked not to have their names given as to not effect the ongoing investigation and to avoid retaliation. Heather Rousseau/The Herald

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    One of the rescued poodles sat waiting to be groomed and cared for at a veterinary clinic in Huntingburg on Saturday. Thirty-seven neglected dogs, nine of which were found dead, were removed on Friday from a home in Huntingburg. They have been taken in by animal welfare groups and veterinary clinics in Dubois County. Rescuers and the people caring for the dogs have asked not to have their names given as to not effect the ongoing investigation and to avoid retaliation. Heather Rousseau/The Herald

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    Photo courtesy Dubois County Humane Society A deceased dog is shown in the cage to the left.

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    Photo courtesy Dubois County Humane Society According to Huntingburg detective Sgt. Christian L. Gogel, the city’s code enforcement history at Mary Burch's property dates back more than a decade, with Huntingburg officials called in to respond to neighbor complaints that included the stench of dog feces.

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    Photo courtesy Dubois County Humane Society A mom and her puppy were found caged together. According to the humane society, the puppy passed away shortly after it was rescued.

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    Photo courtesy Dubois County Humane Society A deceased dog was found in a cage filled with food and feces.