The Lexington Humane Society on Monday picked up about 40 of 111 dogs that had been removed from a property in Casey County because of squalid conditions.
"They're all being evaluated today. They're all special needs," said Madison Carey, the Lexington Humane Society's director of development. "A lot have medical needs that really need to be focused on by our vet."
She said many of the dogs have mange.
Carey said most of the dogs will be placed in foster homes until they are ready to be adopted. Some will be treated in the humane society's intensive care unit.
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United Rescues of Kentucky coordinated the effort to find shelters for the animals, Carey said.
A neighbor called authorities about the dogs at Cheryl Turner's home last week after witnessing a dog eating another dog, . Turner has been charged with second-degree animal cruelty, a misdemeanor. She is scheduled to be in court on Aug. 24.
Authorities on Sunday found about a dozen dead dogs in a freezer at the home.