Thursday, June 11, 2009

Two Arrested, Animals Seized from Filthy Juneau County Home

Two people face numerous charges for keeping nearly 100 animals in filthy conditions at a home in the township of Necedah.

The Juneau County Sheriff's Department says the County Humane Officer and deputies went to the home at W5403 County Highway G for an animal welfare check.

The officer and deputies found numerous cats living in a room covered with fecal matter and urine. They also found two dead kittens with mold growing on them.

Deputies seized 83 dogs and about 10 cats and kittens from the residence. The animals were brought to Dogs Rule, an animal and boarding shelter near Mauston.

63-year-old Jean Maderer and 63-year-old Leslie Ellis were arrested and face multiple charges of failing to provide proper shelter sanitation and ventilation to animals.

Investigators say Maderer and Ellis had previously been ordered to improve the care of their animals..." More