The dogs were rescued after neighbors complained to authorities, who then reached out to ARC for help.
The shelter owner was "in complete cooperation so it didn't go into a criminal case," Cunningham says.
But she did earn the ire of rescue workers, who bore witness to the results of a dream gone so terribly wrong.
"If you're not in a professional position to start a shelter or a sanctuary or a rescue group, don't do it," Haisley says. "Please don't do it. Because in the long run, you're only going to harm animals. There are too many organizations running mom and pop shops out of homes and shacks."
Amiee Stubbs / Animal Rescue Corps