A woman in Tyaskin, Maryland has been charged with nearly 80 counts of animal abuse, but her neighbors say she had good intentions at some point. According to Billy West and his son, Austin, who live next door to the woman, Madison Schultz let things get out of control along with Hannah Bowes.

“I think they had good intentions. They wanted to try to rescue the dogs, but they didn’t have an area for the dogs or funding for that many dogs,” West stated.

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When Wicomico County Sheriff Deputies arrived on the scene, they discovered Schultz along with 12 dogs and other animals, including cats and reptiles, living in feces, urine, and trash with no access to food or water.

Two dead dogs were discovered in the backyard, but Schultz says they were killed by another dog living there. According to police documents, Schultz had flea bites all over her body and dog feces in between her toes and on the bottoms of her feet.

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“I’m told it takes your breath away, the odor, the overwhelming odor it’s the smell of nothing but feces and urine in that house,” according to  Lt. Tim Robinson.

West told a reporter that the husband of the other woman, Hannah Bowes, got fed up and left earlier in the year with their two kids. Schultz told police caring for the dogs got to be too much.

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