A dog rescuer living in Clarksville, Tenn., was recently discovered to have 37 bags of dead dogs in her barn.
Nicole Hulbig claims that she was doing a nonprofit to help train dogs and give them to disabled veterans. However, police discovered four dead puppies in the her home. Police issued four charges of animal cruelty against Hulbig and her husband and continued to search the premises, which is when they found the 37 bags of dead dogs, reports Atlanta Journal Constitution.
The remains of the dead dogs were already severely decomposed. It’s unknown how the dogs died and the corpses are too far gone for them to be sent to a lab for testing. Police also found 37 living dogs inside the barn. These dogs were all in bad condition, Atlanta Journal Constitution notes.
Some of the dogs taken in by Hulbig weren’t from shelters, but from personal owners. One such owner is Chelsey Lanier, a disabled soldier that sent her dog with Hulbig for training to become less aggressive. Lanier was told that her dog was euthanized without her permission and she never saw any paperwork regarding the animal being put down, reports Clarksville Leaf Chronicle.