A woman accused of animal neglect turned herself in to police Wednesday, a week after animal control rescued more than a dozen dogs from her northwest Indiana house.
Moon’s neighbors outside Lowell, Ind., had been calling authorities for years, complaining of a stench coming from her house. Police finally started investigating earlier this year and launched a raid last week, wearing hazmat suits as they searched the home.
Amid piles of feces more than a foot thick in some areas, Lake County Sheriff’s police said they found 17 dogs, sick but alive. They also found a deep-freeze filled with the bodies of cats and dogs.
Neighbors said Moon had been living in her car, possibly to avoid the very stench that prompted their calls.
A detective said Moon has been cooperating with police.