Stevens County authorities in northeast Washington say deputies found more than a dozen dogs dead and about three dozen others living in wretched conditions at a property in Ford.

Stevens County authorities in northeast Washington say deputies found more than a dozen dogs dead and about three dozen others living in wretched conditions at a property in Ford.

The rescued dogs are being cared for at the Spokane Humane Society.

Volunteers helped rescue the animals last weekend.

A neighbor says two older women who used to live at the property recently moved out.