Jun 22, 2010: Judge dismisses Lewis County animal cruelty case
An animal cruelty case in Lewis County involving the seizure of nearly 70 dogs has been dismissed.
Pamela Blubaugh, 48, of Ireland was indicted in November on 55 animal cruelty counts.
A Lewis County judge recently dismissed the charges after the investigating officer failed to provide a list to the court identifying each dog.
Deputies seized the dogs in March from Blubaugh's property and another location in the county..." More
Nov 7, 2009: W.Va. woman faces 55 animal cruelty counts
A Lewis County woman faces 55 counts of animal cruelty stemming from the seizure of nearly 70 dogs.
Pamela Jean Blubaugh of Ireland is scheduled to be arraigned Friday. She was indicted by the Lewis County grand jury.
Deputies seized the dogs in March from the 48-year-old Blubaugh's property and another location in the county.
In a March report to the County Commission, Weston veterinarian William Moodispaw said a barn and surrounding areas where the dogs were kept were "filthy, wet and in horribly foul-smelling [conditions].''
Nine dogs were euthanized. The others were taken to shelters across West Virginia.
Blubaugh had said she tried for years to find homes for the dogs but didn't get much help..." Link