(KARK) Authorities in Van Buren County, Arkansas say they were forced to shoot nine dogs in order to recover the body of pet hoarder who passed away inside her rural home.
The dogs had already consumed part of the woman’s body.
“When the deputies arrived on the scene to get in to her, the dogs were vicious. You couldn’t even get into the trailer to check on her to see what needed to be done,” Van Buren County Sheriff Scott Bradley said.
The woman, who suffered from hepatitis C, had been in trouble before for hoarding dogs. The county says it made a controversial decision to control the animals after finding out the woman suffered from the disease.
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