Crown Point, Indiana – A 41-year-old man is being questioned after more than 40 dogs were discovered in two properties in Indiana. According to the Lake County Sheriff’s Department, detectives received an anonymous tip about a man who had been purchasing unusually large amounts of dog food and medical supplies used for animals.
Search warrants were served at a home in Crown Point, and a barn in Rensselaer. Deputies discovered four dead dogs, and multiple dogs, in various states of health, at the two locations.
Sheriff Oscar Martinez Jr. said:
As a person who loves pets, I am appalled at the treatment of these animals. We’re investigating allegations the person running this operation may have been illegally performing surgery on some of the animals, as well. I’m pleased that our detectives were so diligent with following up on leads in this case.
Lake County Animal Adoption & Control is caring for the dogs and veterinary experts are assessing their health.
The investigation is ongoing.
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