Women Accused of Hoarding Dozens of Dog Carcasses in Trailer Home

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BIG SANDY, Texas (AP) - Two East Texas women face charges of animal cruelty after authorities found the remains of dozens of dogs in their Big Sandy trailer home.

The dogs' bodies were stuffed into coolers, plastic bags and the freezer.

Animal control officers also recovered nine living dogs.

Mayor Wayne Weese says he was appalled by what he saw. The public works department has declared the four-bedroom mobile home "unfit for human or animal occupancy."

The residents of the home, 49-year-old Lisa Lide and 50-year-old Vicky Greenlee, are scheduled to be arraigned today in an Upshur County court.

Lide says the women didn't do anything to the animals and that they were "fed, watered and loved."