Woman Arrested on Animal Neglect Charges


A Sullivan County woman was arrested after more than two dozen animals were found living in what police describe as “squalid conditions”.

On Tuesday morning, Indiana State Police, with help from the Sullivan County Humane Society, served a search warrant at 4220 Pine Street in Paxton.

ISP says they found 26 dogs, one rabbit and two deceased animals that are too decomposed to determine the animal type.

Police say the animals were living in “squalid conditions, and suffering from suspected skin mites, eye infections, and overwhelming filth”. Authorities described the property as smelling strongly of urine and feces.

The resident, 44-year-old Heather Renee Allen, was arrested. She faces eight counts of Animal Neglect.

The animals were transported to the Sullivan County Humane Society.

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