Saturday, November 12, 2011

Kimberly McMillian-Stakes - Baltimore, Maryland

Nov 2, 2011 - Woman accused of hoarding 150 cats petitions for ownership
by Tripp Laino

The Thurmont woman accused of hoarding cats was living with dangerous levels of ammonia in her home, according to court documents, but despite this, has filed a petition to reclaim ownership.
The owner, Kimberly McMillian-Stakes, 47, of the 11200 block of Putman Road, was charged Monday with 104 counts of animal neglect. The charge encompasses her failure to provide necessary veterinarian's care and proper air and “inflicting unnecessary suffering or pain” to animals. Each count of animal neglect carries a fine of up to $1,000 and up to 90 days in jail, according to Maryland law.
Court documents related to those charges state that a Frederick County Fire and Rescue Hazmat team was called to the house, and measured a reading of 300 parts per million of ammonia in her home. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 300 parts per million is classified as “immediately dangerous to life or health.”..."  More

Oct 27, 2011 - Vets Assess Health Of Surviving Cats From Thurmont Animal Hoarding Case
Kai Jackson

BALTIMORE – A deplorable case of animal hoarding gets worse. More than 150 cats– dead and alive– are found on a Frederick County property.
Animal Control officers raided a house in Thurmont, and it has taken nine days to count the bodies.
The good news is that the surviving animals will be up for adoption. Sadly, they’re in the minority because most didn’t survive.
It may be among the worst cases of animal abuse in Maryland’s history. Armed with search warrants earlier this month, Animal Control officers removed some 150 cats from a house in Thurmont, Frederick County. Sixty-eight of them were dead..."  More & video

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