According to the release, most wolf-dog hybrids are extremely timid and unpredictable, making them generally unsuitable and potentially dangerous pets.
Upon arriving at the scenes, members of the ASPCA Field Investigations and Response team found wolf-dog hybrids living in deplorable conditions, many kept on chains without access to proper food or water and suffering from various untreated medical conditions. Some were found running loose on the property.
Court documents stated a witness reported Kirker had keep horse in a trailer for three months. She also reported seeing at least two dogs with embedded collars. The woman also said Kirker did not provide adequate food and water, so the dogs would eat litters of puppies. She also told investigators she recalled seeing the dogs feeding on a horse carcass.
During the removal of the animals, an investigator from the ASPCA reported one horse had hooves so overgrown, it could no longer walk normally, but instead had to “skate on its knuckles”.
“We’ve been concerned about these neglected animals for quite some time,” stated Sheriff John Dennee in a news release. “We wanted to make sure this case was handled properly and we cannot thank the ASPCA enough for their expertise and assistance in this investigation.”
Kirker will return to court May 3. That's when a judge is expected to rule if there is enough evidence for the case to head to trial. She remains behind bars on $100,000 cash bond.