DAWSON SPRINGS, Ky. (WKRN) — A Kentucky woman is charged with animal cruelty and surrendered two dozen dogs following an investigation by Kentucky State Police and the Hopkins County Humane Society.

After nearly a month-long investigation, the humane society found multiple Alaskan Malamute dogs were being sold unvaccinated and living in “deplorable conditions.”

A preliminary investigation revealed Nina Holm, 58, of Dawson Springs, was in possession of 24 dogs. Troopers discovered several dogs where being kept outside in a metal building under conditions of extreme heat, little to no ventilation, no water, and feces-covered floor. Inside Holm’s residence, troopers discovered five puppies covered in feces locked inside of a small cage in the kitchen.

Holm voluntarily surrendered 24 total dogs and puppies to the Hopkins County Humane Society and was charged with 24 counts of second-degree cruelty to animals.

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The investigation is ongoing.