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Muncie Animal Care & Services taking in 21 dogs from hoarding case

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Posted at 2:54 PM, Sep 14, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-14 19:21:06-04

MUNCIE — Muncie Animal Care & Services (MACS) says it's taking in 21 dogs from a hoarding case.

Before this group of dogs, MACS says it had 120 dogs in its care. They're asking for donations to help take care of the animals, which are of varying ages and breeds.

The shelter posted on Facebook around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday announcing the intake.

"Since we reopened after lunch at 1 o'clock, we have had a steady stream of folks coming through the door with donations," Katy Wolfe, interim director for MACS, said. "It's been really heartwarming.

Hours after Muncie Animal Care & Services posted about taking in 21 dogs, donations began coming in.

The dogs were taken from a property off of 8th Street. Wolfe says it was all hands on deck as her staff helped brings the dogs into a shelter that was already at capacity.

The group of dogs is not available for adoption at this time, but there are several other dogs and cats at MACS looking for their forever family.

Wolfe tells WRTV the Muncie case will be referred to the Delaware County Prosecutor.

This is the third case during the month of September where authorities have taken 20+ dogs and brought them to a shelter.

On Sept. 2, Indianapolis Animal Care Services took in 28 dogs after the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department asked for help.

On Sept. 16, 33 dogs — 32 German Shepherds and a rottweiler — were seized from a property in Putnam County.

The Putnam County Sheriff's Office told WRTV Saturday that the case was ongoing and it is being investigated as a possible criminal case.