On a recent visit to her husband’s home, Sarah Hillman was surprised to see a group of three dogs sitting on the bed.
The animals had been there for about a week.
She and her husband were stunned when she opened the door and found the animals had all been taken.
“They had their heads down, their eyes closed, they were just cuddling, and they were all covered in feces and dirt,” said Hillman, who lives in a rural town about 30 miles northwest of Minneapolis.
“And the next thing you know, they had been put in the car.”
The couple’s experience was not unique, according to a review of the case by the Minnesota Department of Health and Human Services.
In 2015, the department received a complaint from a man in northern Minnesota who said he had found a woman who had lost her six dogs and her seven cats in a dumpster.
She had told him she had never cleaned her dogs’ fur before, and she had left the dogs outside in the sun to dry.
The woman had told police that she had tried to do the same with her cats, but they had died of exposure.
That same year, a mother and her daughter were found to have been strangled to death.
And in 2014, a dog was found dead at the bottom of a lake, with a sign that said, “Do Not Touch.”
And last month, a woman found her own dog dead inside a dump truck.
“I’m glad there’s people who care about this,” Hillman said.
“It’s really a tragedy for a lot of people.”
But she said the problem has gotten worse in recent years.
“We are very much concerned about these dogs,” she said.
When Hillman started the investigation, she and her colleagues were concerned about what kind of problems they would find.
The problem is, there’s not a lot to stop these animals from getting into the house.
“There’s a lot more information out there on these dogs than there are people willing to share with the public,” said Susan Moseley, a veterinarian who specializes in the treatment of stray animals.
Mosely said there are a number of different kinds of problems dogs and cats can face: The more you have access to a dog, the more likely they are to become aggressive toward humans, and the more that happens, the less likely you are to treat the problem.
The lack of a proper collar can also be a problem.
When dogs are housed in cages or in pens, they can get very tangled up and in danger of getting injured.
Mutham said that dogs often get loose and have their paws bitten, which can lead to a lot worse injuries.
“If you don’t have a collar, there is no way to keep them safe from being attacked,” Muthan said.
The only solution is to get rid of the animals.
“People don’t really understand the importance of having a good, clean, clean home, and having a clean home is something that should be very important to us,” Moselely said.
And there are solutions.
For example, some cities have created “cage-free” zones.
“For the last two years, we’ve been able to reduce the number of stray dogs by 100 percent,” Mowley said.
Other cities have started implementing a dog-proofing program.
But if you don’ want to leave your pet to fend for itself, Moselee said it’s important to get the help you need.
“That’s a very expensive and time-consuming process,” she added.
“The longer the problem goes on, the longer the cost.”
That doesn’t mean the public has to get involved.
“Many people don’t realize that there are shelters in this area,” Moulton said.
Some people even have the option of purchasing a shelter dog.
“You can go online and find a shelter, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you’re going to be able to adopt a dog,” Mott said.
So if you have an animal and you don’,t want to be forced to care for it, you can contact a shelter.
“A shelter dog is someone who is able to get in touch with you and provide you with a good home,” Mootley said, and that’s why it’s so important for people to find out where they can take their pet to find a home.
“When people don’ get into the habit of keeping their pets, there are fewer dogs out there,” Moultan said, so they have less opportunities to take care of them.
If you’re having trouble finding a place to take your pet, contact the Minnesota Humane Society.
The organization has a mobile app that lets people locate and adopt pets.
“Our phone app has a lot that you can do on it,” Moll told The Huffington Post.
“Most importantly, it gives you information on what your options are, so you can