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Complaints Mount Up Against Local Dog Rescue Organization

Community members in Garland County are making complaints about a local animal rescue organization.
GARLAND COUNTY, ARKANSAS -- A woman who runs a dog rescue organization in Garland County is defending the way she operates her business after several complaints from the community.

The organization is called a Dog's Life Rescue Inc.

A woman filed a report -- at the Garland County Sheriff's Office -- stating more than a dozen dogs live inside the owner's home.

The report states the feces is so deep the owner must shovel it out of the home.

The Humane Society of Garland County along with the organization Stop Animal Cruelty also received complaints about the organization.

But the woman who runs it, claims she's doing nothing wrong.

Susan Williams says the dogs she rescued are healthy, happy and waiting for their forever homes.

She said, "They're getting all the proper care they need."

But the person who sent us a photo of the organization said something different.

She didn't want to do an interview, but said the dogs are living in filthy and unsanitary conditions.

And, in a report filed with the Garland County Sheriff's Department there are more accusations against Williams' organization.

It states the dogs live in a flea-infested, urine and feces covered home.

Williams admitted her yard is a mess.

She said, "Yes, there's a trash problem and I need help."

She was too embarrassed to show us her property but says no matter how it looks, the dogs are fine.

The reporter asked, "How many dogs do you have?"

Williams answered, "There's 16 right now."

The reporter asked, "16 dogs living in your home, would that be considered healthy conditions?"

She said, "I have to sweep up the hair every other day. I've never been a good housekeeper, so it's never really mattered to me."

Williams says she's just trying to save animals that would otherwise be euthanized, but some argue a Dog's Life Rescue Inc. is not giving those dogs the life they deserve.

Williams will be in court next month to defend herself against that report filed at the Garland County Sheriff's Department.

As of now though, she has not been charged with anything.

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