Saturday, October 2, 2010

Ronald Snellings - Bedford, Virgina

The Bedford County man who had more than 100 animals seized from his home earlier this week could get some of those animals back.

Ronald Snellings faces only a civil violation, which means a judge could return some of the animals after a hearing next week.

Bedford County deputies and animal control wore haz-mat suits Monday when they removed 28 dogs and 74 cats from Snellings' house near Shady Grove.

At the time, animal control officers told News7 it was the worst case of animal hoarding they had ever seen. The animals were taken to Angels of Assisi in Roanoke.

Snellings is not facing criminal charges, but in order to get his animals back a judge must determine the cats and dogs did not face cruel treatment while in Snellings' care.

Snellings is due in Bedford General District Court for a hearing next Wednesday at 1:30 p.m.

Click here to read the Virginia Code Section Snellings' is charged under..." Link

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