VANDERBURGH COUNTY, Ind. (WEHT) — A Newburgh woman accused of leaving dogs to starve and die has been released from jail. Authorities said they are also looking into a second person of interest in the case.
The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office said deputies were sent to 3100 Mooring Road on Saturday.
Deputies said they could smell the foul odor of something rotting from inside the house.
According to an arrest affidavit, authorities found a dead dog and the body parts of another dog in the house. Deputies said one of the living dogs was missing a foot.
Authorities said several living dogs were removed from the home by animal control.
Shayna Burko, 27, was supposed to be taking care of the dogs while the owner was not home, according to deputies.
An arrest affidavit said Burko told deputies she had not checked on the animals since May.
She was arrested and taken to jail.
She was released from the Vanderburgh County Jail on a $500 bond Monday.
In 2018, Burko was sentenced to a year of probation in Warrick County for similar charges.