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12 dead dogs found in Colorado woman's home, 35 French Bulldogs rescued

DENVER - Over three dozen French Bulldogs have been rescued from a home in Denver after authorities discovered 12 dog cadavers inside two chest type freezers last month.  

Marleen Elizabeth Puzak, 58, was arrested on July 31 and charged with 34 counts of cruelty to animals and 12 counts of aggravated cruelty to animals, our partners at Denver7 report.

This comes after Denver police were tipped off by neighbors that her home smelled of urine and feces.

According to arrest affidavits obtained by Denver7, officers even reported smelling urine and feces at least eight feet away from Puzak's home when they executed a search warrant on July 7. 

The affidavit states the officer needed personal protective gear before completing the search, due to “extremely unsanitary conditions inside the house.”

While searching the home, an officer found seven dog cadavers in one chest type freezer and five more cadavers in another chest. 

Fortunately, authorities were able to rescue a total of 35 French Bulldogs from the home.

Some of the French Bulldogs will be given up for adoption on Saturday, August 26. 

To read more on this story or see more photos of the rescued French Bulldogs, visit Denver7's website.

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