DAWSON SPRINGS, Ky. (WKRN) — A Kentucky woman has been charged with animal cruelty and surrendered two dozen dogs following an investigation by the Kentucky State Police and the Hopkins County Humane Society.

After nearly a month-long investigation, the humane society found multiple Alaskan Malamute dogs were being sold unvaccinated and living in “deplorable conditions.”

A preliminary investigation revealed that 58-year-old Nina Holm, of Dawson Springs, was in possession of 24 dogs. Troopers discovered several dogs were being kept in a metal building outside in extreme heat with little-to-no ventilation, no water, and feces-covered floors. Inside Holm’s home, authorities found five puppies covered in feces locked inside a small cage in the kitchen.

Holm voluntarily surrendered 24 dogs and puppies to the Hopkins County Humane Society and was charged with 24 counts of second-degree cruelty to animals.

The investigation is ongoing.