Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Dozens of Animals Seized from Animal Control Officer

Things may have gotten out of control for an animal control officer in Columbia County.
Jinece Loughry suddenly resigned her position in Berwick last week before authorities confiscated dozens of animals in her home.
The Animal Resource Center shelter near Millville is now home to twice as many dogs after taking in 33 seized from a home in Berwick.
Officials said a small house on Thirteenth Street was filled with 40 dogs and 24 cats, 64 animals in all.
The home belongs to Jinece Loughry, Berwick’s animal control officer who stepped down last week just as all the animals were discovered.
“I wouldn’t have believed it if I hadn’t seen it with my own eyes. It makes me very sad because you realize she had a good heart and was an animal lover who has gotten herself way out of line,” said Linda Bird with the Animal Resource Center.
Bird said the dogs had to have feces and caked urine cut away from their fur. Some of them could barely walk because the animal waste was so thick..."  More

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