MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) — Police say they removed dozens of dogs from a home where a woman was found covered in feces, lice and maggots.
Michigan City authorities said they found 34 live dogs and one dead in a home on Monday.
Officers said they started an investigation last week when the woman was taken to a local hospital after LaPorte County Adult Protective Services found her on a porch, according to the Associated Press.
The woman and resident of the home allegedly was covered in feces, urine, lice and maggots, was hospitalized in serious condition.
Crews also said they noticed a stench in the neighborhood, which was found to be coming from the home. Police said residents of the home wouldn’t let them inside, so they got a search warrant from a judge.
The dogs are being cared for by the Michiana Humane Society, who is asking for donations to help care for the dozens of dogs.
They said their first assessment indicates that they are flea-infested and have been living in dirty conditions, but will ultimately be okay.
"What we (Michiana Humane Society) are most looking for now is foster homes that can take one or two of them so that we can help to get the others out of the Michigan City kennels. Their housing is not made for longer term care," the shelter said in a Facebook post.
Police said it is possible that charges will be filed in the case.
If you’d like to help, they ask that you call the shelter at (219) 872-4499 and speak to Becky. If you can come into the shelter, at 722 Indiana Highway 212 in Michigan City, and fill out a foster application.