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150 dogs found dead in freezers at Mich. home

Authorities say a man kept more than 100 dogs, mostly Chihuahuas, inside a home littered with feces and trash. Authorities say a man kept more than 100 dogs, mostly Chihuahuas, inside a home littered with feces and trash.
By DAVID RUNK, Associated Press 

DEARBORN, Mich. - Police say about 150 dead dogs were found packed in freezers in the basement of a Michigan home where more than 110 live dogs, mostly Chihuahuas, were rescued this week.

Investigators in the Detroit suburb of Dearborn say the two-story house is littered with feces and trash. The 54-year-old man who lives there has been taken to a hospital for observation. Police say the man appeared confused and disoriented.

Dearborn Police Chief Ronald Haddad said Friday that 112 live dogs have been removed from the home, and police believe about five more may be hiding inside. He says a criminal investigation is under way.

The rescued dogs were taken to a shelter, where many residents have donated food and filled out pet adoption applications.

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