Thursday, October 27, 2011
By VALERIE MACDONALD
Oct 26, 2011: Reidsville Woman Had 100+ Animals Taken from Home Before
Authorities with the Rockingham County Animal Shelter said the cats could not be saved.
Over 150 cats, five dogs and four rabbits were rescued from a home on Grady Road on Monday. The Animal Shelter had six vets check out the animals, but unfortunately, most of the cats had upper respiratory infections too severe to treat..." More
Deputies said the animals were being housed in unsanitary and inhumane conditions. Several of the animals also looked underweight, were infested with parasites and were suffering from upper-respiratory.." More
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Dozens of animals were seized Tuesday from an Indianapolis home.
"Peacocks, turkeys, chickens," Tiffani Garmon said, recounting some of the animals her neighbor at 5142 Chelsea Road housed on the property.
Tipsters told 24-Hour News 8 on Tuesday afternoon that dozens of animals had been seized from the property.
Garmon lives across the street. She said she witnessed the owner neglecting the animals.
"I've noticed him hitting the horses and treating them as awfully. It's pretty sad," she said..." More & video
Monday, October 24, 2011
Oct 20, 2011:
Frazier Park woman gets probation for animal cruelty
Feb 9, 2010: Woman Denies Claims of Animal Abuse
"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."..." More & Video
|Inmate Name:||MAGGIO, KIMBERLY ANNE|
|Court Case:||** NONE **|
|Date/Time Booked:||02/08/2010 01:51 PM|
|Arresting Agency:||OTHER SHERIFF OR COUNTY|
|Booked On:||OPEN CHARGES|
|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|
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..." More & video
...For more information about animal hoarding, visit www.aspca.org. For details about the Kentucky Animal Care and Control Association, visit www.kacca.org."..." More
Almost 60 small animals reportedly kept in deplorable conditions are now getting the care they deserve.
Just a few days ago, Animal Law Enforcement seized 57 animals, including rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs, hedgehogs and rats from Jessica Elrod's home.
Elrod owns an animal business called Critter Crossings, which includes a small zoo and animal sitting.
According to the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region, the animals were living in terrible conditions: in cages, where piles of their own feces were mounting, lacking basic necessities such as food and water..." More
- Tom Dornin
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
By SUSAN JURGELSKI
It's a dirty little secret kept behind closed doors.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Monday, October 17, 2011
(from JULY 16TH, 2010)
by Jake Richardson
Sunday, October 16, 2011
MARSHALL COUNTY, W.Va. -- Officials in Marshall County said someone dropped off 11 dogs after hours this week -- some in need of immediate care, very thin and plagued with worms -- and the case could be connected to a Belmont County investigation.