Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Woman arrested after animal remains, feces found in home

Angel McCurdy

A 41-year-old Crestview woman was arrested June 29 on charges of causing cruel death, pain and suffering to animals and six counts of animal abandonment.

Animal control officers seized 16 cats, two kittens and four dogs from the home of Elizabeth Gail Moore. The officers told an Okaloosa County Sheriff’s deputy they believed the animals had been abandoned for a long period of time.

During the confiscation, the animal control officers found the skeletal remains of five animals — two inside the home and three outside the home, according to an Okaloosa County Sheriff’s report.

While the deputy was speaking with the PAWS officers, he saw four dogs inside the front yard confined inside a chain link fence. In another fence on the side of the home, he saw seven cats, an animal skull and one skeleton.

Inside a separate pen, the deputy saw another cat and skeleton.

Large amounts of feces, urine and trash were scattered throughout the house. The deputy also found nine more cats, two kittens and two more skeletal remains among the trash and feces on the floor, the report said..." More

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