The past month has been a whirlwind of events for animals rescued by Pittie Paws.
The mother-and-daughter owners of the rescue, Kristen Beaupry and Joyce Meisenhelder, face charges for 24 counts of animal cruelty and one count of animal abandonment.
According to the officials, more than five dozen dogs, as well as 14 cats and nine newborn kittens, were housed in a rundown cabin in Coshocton County. Since launching an investigation into the rescue, the Knox County Dog Warden and a number of Knox County officials have taken a series of measures to ensure conditions for the animals rescued by Pittie Paws improve, including weekly voluntary inspections for the facility.
According to officials, some of the animals still remain in the care of Pittie Paws. One of the 15 dogs surrendered had to be euthanized under the care of a veterinarian.
While 10 of the surrendered dogs are ready to find their forever home, four of them remain in quarantine. Other animals that were part of the rescue are currently in foster homes.