Muncie Animal Care & Services welcomes 21 dogs from hoarding case

MUNCIE – Muncie Animal Care & Services (MACS) says it is caring for 21 dogs from a hoarding case.

Prior to this group of dogs, MACS says it has 120 dogs in its care. They ask for donations to help care for the animals, which are of varying ages and breeds.

The shelter posted on Facebook around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday announcing the admission.

“Since we reopened after lunch at 1 p.m., we’ve had a steady stream of people coming through the door with donations,” said MACS acting director Katy Wolfe. “It was really comforting.


Hours after Muncie Animal Care & Services announced the fostering of 21 dogs, donations began to arrive.

The dogs were taken from a property off 8th Street. Wolfe says it was all on deck as his staff helped bring the dogs to a shelter that was already at capacity.

The group of dogs is not available for adoption at this time, but there are several other dogs and cats at MACS looking for their forever families.

Wolfe tells WRTV the Muncie case will be referred to the Delaware County District Attorney.

This is the third case in September where authorities have taken more than 20 dogs and brought them to a shelter.

On September 2, Indianapolis Animal Care Services took in 28 dogs after the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department requested assistance.

On September 16, 33 dogs – 32 German Shepherds and a Rottweiler – were seized from a property in Putnam County.

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office told WRTV on Saturday that the matter is ongoing and is being investigated as a possible criminal matter.

Benjamin M. Yerger