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Woman arrested in connection to dogs left for dead in Midland home

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Published: Dec. 20, 2017 at 2:48 PM CST
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A woman has now been arrested after

in a Midland home after being abandoned for possibly six months.

Carly Jo Underwood, 29, is charged with Animal Cruelty - Torture, a State Jail Felony.

According to the Midland County Sheriff's Office, Underwood was arrested as she disembarked a flight from Nevada at the Midland International Air and Space Port.

Recently the home was foreclosed on by a bank, and workers found the bodies of the dogs inside.

That prompted an investigation by the Midland County Sheriff's Office, which determined that Underwood was the owner.

Underwood had previously worked with the Dust Bowl Animal Rescue. The dogs found in the home did not belong to the rescue, and were personal dogs of Underwood.

Next door neighbors tell CBS 7 that they didn't hear, see, or even smell anything out of the ordinary.

“There has been no activity, there has been no lights, there's been not a car out there a day or night and I know it's been that way the last six months,” said Nicole Mendenhall, a neighbor of the home that the dogs were found in.

According to officials, there are now a total of 16 warrants for cruelty to animals-torture for Underwood.

Officials at that these are all state jail felonies and that they coincide with the number of animal carcasses that were found inside the residence.