"Once these officers started going through the house, they discovered another dog in the basement that was deceased just laying in a crate," she said.
Two more deceased dogs were found in the garage. At the time, the parolee was hit with charges and the two surviving dogs were sent to the rescue to be rehabilitated.
Upon arrival, Starla, the older of the two dogs, weighed only 24 pounds. The 4-year-old pit bull was obviously malnourished, with her ribs jarringly visible.