By Amy Lavalley
As officials from Porter County Animal Control and the county’s animal shelter rounded up her pets, Deborah Brewer blamed “a severe depression” for the condition of her house, which reportedly was, in some places, inches deep with animal feces.
“It’s my worst nightmare, taking the only things I love in this world,” she said Monday outside her home at 405 Sturgeon Drive, in the Salt Creek Commons subdivision. She said she is willing to relinquish her dogs to the Porter County Animal Shelter for adoption, but not her 10 cats.
“I cannot afford to bail them out,” she said of the dogs, adding she knows they will be properly cared for if they are adopted.
In all, Animal Control seized seven dogs and one cat from the home; Brewer agreed to surrender the rest of the cats once she catches them.
Brewer, 61, faces charges of animal neglect, a Class A misdemeanor; the case is being forwarded on to the Porter County Prosecutor’s Office. Brewer must post bond for a hearing to get her pets back; if she does not post bond in 10 days, they will be put up for adoption..." More