Scenes of filth and squalor met Minnesota Humane Society workers when they arrived at a Polk County home Tuesday and rescued dozens of beagles.
Acting on a report from a neighbor, authorities seized 51 dogs and took them to various animal shelters, according to Valley News Live.
The station notes the dogs appeared to be "well fed," but that many were suffering from skin diseases, with one of the beagles appearing to have had an ear bitten off.
A Humane Society official told the Star Tribune the house was in disrepair and covered in feces, saying it was an environment unsuitable for both humans and dogs.
The paper says authorities are building a criminal case against the homeowner, an as yet unidentified woman.
One of the dogs was found dead, according to KARE 11.
There may be a bright future for the beagles, however – the West Central Tribune suggests they'll be available for adoption at some point and encourages people to contact the Humane Society in Crookston.