Sunday, June 21, 2009

Necedah woman charged with abuse after 93 animals seized

MAUSTON — Prosecutors have charged two women with animal abuse after sheriff’s deputies seized 83 dogs and 10 cats and kittens from their home.

According to a criminal complaint, deputies went to the Necedah home 63-year-old Jeanellen Maderer shared with 63-year-old Leslie A. Ellis on Tuesday.

The deputies found feces all over the floor and dogs in kennels covered with feces.

They also found two rooms filled with cats, including two dead kittens. They couldn’t count them because there were so many.

Both Maderer and Ellis were charged with felony mistreatment of animals, improperly sheltering animals, a misdemeanor, and obstructing an officer, a misdemeanor. Online court records didn’t list an attorney for either of them..."  More

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