CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – A Clarksville woman and her estranged husband have been charged with animal cruelty after four dead puppies were found inside their home Wednesday.
According to an arrest warrant, Montgomery County Animal Control received a call from Bill Mace Home Builders alerting them to the presence of dead animals in the house at 3300 N. Henderson Way.
Upon arrival, authorities found four dead and decomposing puppies in two wire crates. Feces were also found throughout the home.
Eric Hulbig, 22, was arrested Wednesday and charged with four counts of animal cruelty.
His wife, Nicole Hulbig, 22, could not be located at the time but was arrested late Thursday evening and was also charged with four counts of animal cruelty.
WSMV Channel 4 News reports both deny any knowledge of the animals.
Animal Control discovered that Nicole Hulbig is the director of Raja Renata Ranch Service Dogs, an organization that claims to rescue dogs to be rehabilitated as service dogs for soldiers and veterans.