Dog rescuer arrested after abandoning 16 dogs to eat each other

In a shocking case of animal cruelty in Midland, Texas, a former dog rescuer was arrested on Wednesday and charged with 16 counts of animal cruelty after abandoning 16 dogs who tried to eat each other to survive.

According to WbapNews, Carly Jo Underwood, 29, left the dogs to fend for themselves more than eight months ago. The former board member of the no-kill rescue group Dust Bowl Animal Rescue, left last year to live with her mother in Nevada. Co-workers at the rescue had no idea why Underwood abandoned the dogs that are believed to have been taken from a local shelter and left to starve to death.

“I can’t even fathom where her mind is at, where her mind went because I knew her personally and that’s not the person I knew,” Mesha Randolph, president of Dust Bowl Animal Rescue told KmidNews.

“There was just fur everywhere. That’s all you could see.”

The remains of the dogs were discovered in the home when bankers served a foreclosure notice. Some of the dogs had been left in their kennels, and others apparently had the run of the house. Disturbing evidence shows some of the dogs had resorted to cannibalizing each other during the time they were left alone. Fecal remains and urine permeated the entire home. For some of the dogs, all that remained were tufts of fur.

Midland County Sheriff Gary Painter stated he knew something was very wrong in the home when he walked in and was assaulted by the horrible stench. The sheriff admitted he had never seen such animal cruelty in all of his years at the job and couldn’t imagine what the dogs left locked up in cages had to have endured locked up with not a chance for survival.

Underwood has been booked into jail on the 16 counts of animal cruelty and three other unrelated misdemeanor warrants.

(Photos of 16 dogs left to eat each other screenshot Midland County Sheriff’s Office and CbsNews)

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17 replies
  1. Pamela Garlisch says:

    Let’s hope you spend the rest of your life in jail with NO chance of parole, you cannot be trusted ever again. RIP furbabies you didn’t deserve this.

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    • Bunny Peters says:

      I agree with you. This POS deserves the same treatment that she gave to those trusting furbabies…….

      I know that she has a place reserved for her to burn in Hell forever for her cruelty……. I hope she gets there sooner vs. later, after she dies a terrible death (alone & afraid)……..

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  2. PAMELA D says:

    DISGUSTING SICK POS BITCH. HOPE SOMEBODY PUTS YOUR UGLY ASS BODY IN CAGE FULL OF HUNGRY TIGERS. FILTHY USELESS SUBHUMAN ANOTHER BITCH I HATE HURTING ANIMALS.

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  3. Gizmos Mommy says:

    This maggot skank who Can’t Understand Normal Thinking came to my state??? Into what town did “it” slither? If it’s Vegas, I will get the word out so people can be aware of her foul stench and ostracize her like bubonic plague. I hope “it” gets infected with the worst case of crotch rot ever and is eaten alive from the inside out.

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    • Animsl Advocate says:

      Totally agree. She should get the death penalty by starvation in her own jail cell with no shower nor toilet! I wonder how I one noticed from her rescue organization. No home inspection before she fostered? No one noticed if she didn’t bring the dogs to adoption days?

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      • Bunny Peters says:

        I agree with you: no home checks?
        No “how are you and furbabies doing?” calls?
        No “why did you miss last weekend’s adoption fair”? Do you need some help”? calls???
        While 99.99999999% of the responsibility for the deaths of these furbabies is on this POS, the rescue group should have had an open and continuous stream of communication with this POS (& the minute anything was “off”, taken those furbabies away)…….

  4. Nancy Raymond says:

    The best punishment for Carly Jo Underwood would be hogtied and left to rot in that vile house she abandoned those poor dogs in – she is and never was anywhere near a rescuer – she is an animal abuser and deserves EXACTLY what she gave – NO MERCY.

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  5. Adrienne says:

    We need to bring back public hanging as jail time, minimal at best does nothing. Starvation is the first thing for this scum and then she needs to be removed from society.

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  6. Denise Moore says:

    I can’t fathom the horror these dogs suffer. Carly Jo Underwood needs to understand that suffering she caused put her in a den of polar bears that are hungry.

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  7. JOSEPHINE FRAZIER says:

    MAY KARMA BRINGS YOU HELL FOR THE REST OF YOUR WORTHLESS LIFE…YOU ARE A MONSTER THAT SHOULDN’T BREATHE AIR YOU BITCH! HOPE ALL THE DOGS YOU KILLED WILL HAUNT YOU DOWN SO THAT YOUR MAKER SATAN CAN TAKE YOU BACK TO HELL WHERE YOU CAN FOREVER SUFFER THE BURNING FIRE OF HELL!

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