Woman Found Dead Inside Detroit Home With 30 Dogs [VIDEO]

DETROIT (WWJ) – A 47-year-old Detroit woman was found dead inside an east side home that police say contained no fewer than 30 dogs.

Police got a call early Wednesday morning from the 12000 block of Hamburg, near McNichols and Gratiot, about a woman with a medical emergency.

First responders were delayed in their efforts to enter the home due to the large number of dogs. Once they reached the woman, she was declared dead on the scene before being transported to the hospital.

It’s not clear if the woman’s death is connected to the dogs inside the home. She reportedly suffered a head or neck injury, possibly from falling.

The woman lived in the home with her two brothers and their elderly mother. Reporting live from the scene, WWJ’s Mike Campbell said the dogs are various breeds, appear to be cared for, and range in age from puppy to adult.

Animal control officers took about four hours to remove the dogs from the home. All of the animals will be examined by a veterinarian, but their ultimate fate isn’t necessarily clear. A city ordinance limits homeowners to a maximum of four dogs, so many of the animals are expected to be sent to shelters for adoption.

The case remains under investigation.

Stay with WWJ Newsradio 950 and CBSDetroit.com for the latest. 

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