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The Martin County Humane Society is now accepting applications for a few of the dogs rescued from a Loogootee puppy mill.

More than 70 dogs, along with horses and donkeys were rescued last month.

Many of the dogs suffered from Parvo and were in very poor condition when rescued.

Now the shelter is accepting applications for the dogs who are doing well.

If you are interested and would like to see the dogs that are available, go to

The shelter asks that you make an appointment first, before stopping in.

Martin County Police arrested 73-year-old Julia Arney on charges of animal neglect and cruelty after police received a tip about a puppy mill at her home on Rutherford Road, in Loogootee.

When deputies and Animal Control officer Josh Hughett arrived they found a number of dogs on the property both outside and inside the home. They also found a dead dog laying on the floor.

Police then requested a search warrant.

When they searched the home officers found several dozen dogs locked in feces-covered cages with no food or water.

Some of the caged dogs were found dead.

Police also found several horses and donkeys on the property.

Susan Wittmer from the Martin County Humane Society said the stench was so bad no person or animal should be living on the property.

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