- Associated Press - Thursday, May 7, 2015

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) - Authorities say 18 puppies and six reptiles were found in a freezer at a Muncie house where 46 dogs were rescued.

The Star Press (https://tspne.ws/1bAjiW6 ) reports the dogs were taken from the home of 23-year-old Jacob Ryan Pelfrey on Wednesday. Muncie Animal Shelter Director Phil Peckinpaugh says the shelter was told about “horrific” conditions at the home by a utility worker Tuesday.

Peckinpaugh says most of the dogs were living in waste-filled cages behind the house, but they did not appear emaciated. He described the case as “a mix between a hoarder and a puppy mill.”

Pelfrey was being held at the Delaware County jail as of Wednesday night on a $65,000 bond. It wasn’t immediately clear if he has an attorney.

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