Authorities in Ohio made a gruesome discovery at an animal shelter located in Butler County, Ohio.
The Butler County Sheriff’s Office has reported a total of 30 deceased dogs along with over 90 malnourished dogs found in unlivable conditions at the Helping Hands for Furry Paws animal shelter.
After investigators obtained warrants to search the property, they discovered there were several refrigerators and freezers with dead dogs inside.
Some of the freezers were not in working condition which caused the deceased dogs to have a stench so bad that it left investigators’ “eyes burning.”
The owner of the animal shelter is Rhonda Murphy and she has been charged with several misdemeanors and felonies for “neglect and cruelty to companion animals.”
At least 70 dogs rescued from a Butler County dog rescue. Several other dogs were found dead.https://t.co/mCdbbwGeOe pic.twitter.com/DCgAsvIS6T
— Local 12/WKRC-TV (@Local12) July 28, 2023
All dogs found at the shelter have since been seized.
The owner of a dog rescue in Ohio is facing multiple charges after deputies found animals in unlivable conditions.
Authorities said deputy dog wardens were called to two properties in Butler County regarding a complaint this week.
The team found at least 30 deceased dogs on the properties along with about 90 living animals in “the most horrible conditions they have ever seen.” According to the Butler County Sheriff’s Office, Rhonda Murphy, the owner of the properties, was operating a rescue under the name Helping Hands for Furry Paws.
When deputies and investigators searched the structures, multiple dogs’ bodies were found in refrigerators and freezers, with some of the coolers not working.
Here are more photos of the horrific discovery:
A horrific discovery in Butler County.
Rhonda Murphy, 60, is facing several animal cruelty charges after dog wardens seized 86 dogs from her Madison Twp properties Thursday.
The remains of at least 30 more dogs were found stuffed in broken freezers. @WCPO
Story at 6. pic.twitter.com/5A4rogi8RI
— Valerie Lyons (@VLyonsTV) July 28, 2023
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