Monday, October 24, 2011

Kim Maggio, Perfect Paws - Frazier Park, CA

Oct 20, 2011:  

Frazier Park woman gets probation for animal cruelty

Frazier Park woman was sentenced Thursday to three years probation and 240 hours of community service for animal cruelty.
Kim Maggio was arrested in February 2010 after numerous animals were found in what were described as deplorable conditions at her home on Elm Trail. The discovery was made by Kern County deputies who were evicting Maggio during a foreclosure.
Kern County Animal Control investigators found seven dogs, 12 cats and a rat living in the home, plus one small dead dog in a freezer.
"There was no fresh water for the animals," Lt. Dennis Smithson told Eyewitness News when Maggio was arrested last year.
Some of the animals legs were covered in feces. The house smelled of urine and feces to the point that it burned the eyes and throats of the officers, Smithson said.
Maggio claimed her home was a rescue operation.
She was convicted last month of 21 misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty, which was a reduction from the original felony counts she faced..."  Link & video

Feb 9, 2010: Woman Denies Claims of Animal Abuse

By: Carol Ferguson
A woman denies that animals were kept in horrible conditions in her Frazier Park home.
Kim Maggio, 49, faces 20 charges of felony animal cruelty after cats, dogs and a rat were seized by officers serving an eviction notice. Maggio said she kept animals in the house as a rescue operation, but conditions were always humane, she said.

"I have 20 felony charges against me, and there's not one sick animal and not one emaciated animal," Maggio said from jail on Tuesday. "Everybody was well cared for."

Animal control officers had gone with Kern County Sheriff's deputies on Monday to the home on Elm Trail to post the eviction notice. Officers said they had been told there was a large number of animals at the home.

"There was dog feces on the floor, there was no fresh water for the animals," Lt. Dennis Smithson told Eyewitness News on Monday. "And you're familiar with the ammonia smell? That was really bad. And there were animals, the cats locked in one particular bedroom, and so that was pretty bad."..."
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Inmate Number:SO1886039
Court Case:** NONE **
Crime Case:AC10-03
Date/Time Booked:02/08/2010 01:51 PM
Bail Amount:$100,000.00
Anticipated release date for this booking:** PENDING **
Next Hearing Date/Time:02/10/2010 08:00 AM (set by Law Enforcement)
Next Hearing Location:South Division - Taft - Div/Dept A
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Feb 8, 2010:
Woman faces 20 animal cruelty charges

By James Burger

A woman with connections to convicted animal abuser Cynthia Gudger was arrested Monday on animal abuse charges of her own.
Kim Maggio, 49, of Frazier Park was evicted from her home on Elm Trail just before 10 a.m. Monday as a result of a bank foreclosure, a Kern County Sheriff's Department report stated.
During the eviction, which was attended by Kern County Animal Control and Code Enforcement officers, seven dogs, 12 cats and one rat were found living inside the home in "deplorable" conditions without fresh water.
One dead dog was in a freezer.
Most of the living dogs were small breeds, according to Lt. Dennis Smithson of the Kern County Sheriff's Department, who was at the home Monday morning.
The sheriff's report states that some of the animals' legs were covered in feces.
Inside the home the stench of urine and feces was so strong that it burned officers eyes and throats, reports stated.
Smithson said they didn't expect to find the terrible conditions in the home.
"We knew there were going to be a lot of animals," he said.
Animal control and code enforcement officials were there to take custody of whatever animals were found.
What they found was an unsanitary environment.
"It was pretty bad," Smithson said. "There was dog feces; you had to walk pretty carefully to get around it. There was no water. I mean there were water dishes but they were filled with urine and dog feces and what might have originally been water."..." More

Feb 8, 2010: Frazier Park woman accused of animal cruelty

A woman was arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty Monday after being evicted from her home.

Kern County Sheriff's deputies served an eviction notice on 49-year-old Kimberly Maggio, because her home on Elm Trail was being foreclosed, according to a sheriff's office news release.

Deputies had prior knowledge of a large number of animals living on the property, so they called county animal control and code compliance officials to assist with the eviction.

Animal control officers found seven dogs, 12 cats and one rat living in "deplorable conditions," according to the sheriff's office. The animals didn't have fresh water, some of the animals were covered in feces and the smell of excrement was so strong that it burned the eyes and throats of the authorities serving the eviction, they said.

One dead dog was also found in the freezer.

Maggio faces 20 possible counts of felony animal cruelty, and the animals were seized by animal control, the sheriff's office said..."
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Feb 8, 2010: Dog Found In Freezer During Eviction Search, 1 Arrested

A woman was arrested on 20 counts of felony animal cruelty charges after deputies said they found dogs, cats and a rat in the foreclosed home she was living in. They also said they found a dead dog in a freezer.On Monday around 9:45 a.m., the Sheriff’s Civil Section served an eviction in the 600 block of Elm Trail in Frazier Park. The eviction was the result of a bank foreclosure.The sheriff’s office had prior knowledge that the resident had a large number of animals in the residence. As a result, Animal Control and Code Compliance were asked to assist..." More