It's been a while since I last updated you about the case of the Hillview dogs.  Today a settlement was reached. 

Gus is one of the dogs who get to find his forever home Vanderburgh Humane Society
Gus is one of the dogs who get to find his forever home Vanderburgh Humane Society
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This case has been a bit of a roller coaster, so here's a quick recap.  Back in February Martha Crosley was charged with animal cruelty after 68 dogs were taken from her care.  All of those dogs were placed in local rescues, humane societies, and animal control.  Back in July it was ruled that 21 of those dogs would be returned to her. However a last minute injunction was filed, and stopped the 21 dogs from going back to her care. Today there was a settlement in the case. You can read more about that, here.

You can read the settlement agreement below:

While 5 dogs will be going back to Ms. Crosley, those dogs will be closely monitored by Animal Control, so it's comforting to know that they will be watched over.  It's great to know we live in a community that really steps up and speaks out for the voiceless.

Today is a victory for the rescues and shelters in the community.  I'm forever thankful to them for stepping up and fighting for these dogs.

There are many big things in the works right now, many people are currently working on getting harsher punishments for animal abusers, working to get stricter laws for animal rescues and sanctuaries, and working to get an animal abuser registry started. Be sure to follow Hoosiers Unite for Animal Rights on Facebook, to stay updated and to find ways to help.

Check out what some of the local rescues are saying: