According to 14News.com, Patricia Ritz lived on the Easton Road property in Fordsville with at least 50 wolf hybrids. When neighbors had not seen Ritz for nearly two weeks and knowing that she had recently been ill, the authorities were called to check.
When Sheriff David Thompson investigated the property on Saturday, he found the human remains of a skull, jawbone, and thighbone. Authorities now believe those may have been the remains of Ritz. Identification will be verified through dental records by the Ohio County Coroner's Office.
Animal Control has been rounding up the nearly 50 wolf-dog hybrids of all ages. Many of the dogs were undernourished and had no access to food or water. Some of the dogs were reported by the Daily News to be roaming the property freely, while others were in kennels. Several dog dead bodies were also recovered.
Apparently none of the hybrid canines had been spayed or neutered, and experts now believe the population just got out of control for Ritz.
The animals are reported to need veterinarian care. Volunteers are needed to help find sanctuaries for these animals.
Full Moon Farm Wolfdog Sanctuary is located in Black Mountain, N.C. Please click here for the organization's Facebook page to read about these amazing and beautiful animals.
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