BOISE, Idaho — A judge grant ownership of 55 dogs and three cats to the Idaho Humane Society (IHS) after they were found in a Mountain Home residence on December 26, 2019. The dogs were toy breed Papillions. All of the animals were removed from unsanitary and overcrowded conditions.
Since then, the animals have been provided care and shelter in the custody of IHS, pending the resolution of legal proceedings by the Mountain Home Prosecutor’s Office against the owner, Kathryn Schweikert. The current number of dogs is 69, because several of the dogs were pregnant and have since given birth at the IHS shelter.