by Sam Clanton
ELKINS, Ark. – Nearly 300 dogs and puppies are rescued from a property near Elkins, Arkansas on Thursday.
According to Humane Society officials, the animals were living in deplorable conditions, without access to food and water.
The Madison County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant, and the property owner, identified as 67-year-old Joyce Johnson, reportedly turned over the dogs without incident.
Johnson was booked in the Madison County Jail and then released on her own recognizance. She is facing two misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty.
The animals were transported to a temporary shelter for examination and immediate medical treatment, according to the Humane Society.
At least five dogs were found dead.