Animal rescue in Michigan City under police investigation for treatment of dogs

Published: Jan. 22, 2023 at 11:55 PM EST
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MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (WNDU) - An animal rescue in Michigan City is closed as police continue to investigate its treatment of rescue dogs.

The Michigan City Police Department says it began investigating Fur Ever Family Animal Rescue after receiving multiple complaints from concerned citizens and animal groups about the location operated by John Naughton in the 200 block of Earl Road.

While the animal rescue lists itself as a non-profit on its Facebook page, police called it a “business” in a news release.

Police say the rescue is currently closed and no rescue dogs remain on site. The investigation is ongoing, but the findings will be sent to the LaPorte County Prosecutor’s Office when it is completed.

If you have any information that could help police with their investigation, you’re asked to contact Det. Washluske at (219) 874-3221 Ext. 1081 or by email at

The Michigan City Animal Control and Michigan City Code Enforcement teams are assisting in this investigation. They can be contacted via Facebook Messenger, through their crime tip hotline number 219-873-1488, or the WeTip Hotline for General Crime (800) 78-CRIME. All WeTip call information is sent directly to the LaPorte County Prosecutor’s Office. You can always request to remain anonymous.


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