Many dead dog's found in Alabama woman's freezer

ELKMONT, Ala. (AP) - Limestone County authorities say an Elkmont
woman is accused of operating a puppy mill and keeping dead dogs in
her freezer.

Sheriff's Department investigator Eric King says 63-year-old Nannie Johnson was charged with 43 counts of cruelty to animals after 43 dogs were found dead at her home on Friday.

King says one dead dog was in a kennel and the remainder
were wrapped in plastic and stored in Johnson's freezer.

Officials say 28 dogs were found alive, but two have since died.

Athens veterinarian Robert Pitman says the surviving dogs are
emaciated.

Johnson was being held at the Limestone County jail in lieu of
$32,250 bond.


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