Some of the more than 75 dogs are purebred Norwegian Buhunds and Norrbottenspets. This was a new and unexpected fact for St. Clair County Sheriff Tim Donnellon. He said it’s one of the worst animal hoarding cases he’s seen. The owners of the house had moved to Michigan from Colorado. Their declared intention was breeding the dogs for sale. The authorities determined that they were not selling them. No charges have yet been filed in the case but the investigation will try to clarify more. Animal cruelty charges were a possibility. Some dogs were taken to the county animal shelter but none of them are available for adoption yet.The Michigan action received media attention.