Authorities continue to investigate a horrific scene discovered Monday at a remote home in the Santa Cruz Mountains.
Animal control officers found countless dead and sick dogs on a Boulder Creek property they responded to. Authorities said they received a tip from a nearby resident that animals were not being properly cared for.
Authorities report that a number of the dogs had been decapitated, while one dog's head was suspended from a tree.
Other dogs and puppies were discovered living among their own feces and at least one dog was found in its own waste in the cab of a truck. In all, more than three dozen dogs and puppies were rescued from the scene.
Police have issued an arrest warrant for the owner of the home, who reportedly ran from the scene when officers arrived.