Charges filed in Anne Arundel hoarding case
An Anne Arundel County woman and her son were charged with animal cruelty yesterday in a case involving the abuse and neglect of 21 malnourished dogs found living in their home.
Janet Taylor, 51, and her son, Jeffrey Taylor, 38, of Orchard Beach, were arrested shortly after noon Wednesday and charged with 21 counts each of animal cruelty and 21 counts of inflicting unnecessary suffering or pain on an animal, the Baltimore Sun reported.
After a complaint from a neighbor, Anne Arundel Animal Control rescued the 21 dogs from the Taylors’ home, and the house was condemned. One of the dogs was euthanized “due to the extent of its neglect,” authorities said. The others are being treated at Animal Control until they are healthy enough for adoption.
“This is a horrific case of animal cruelty and neglect and the charges are fitting of the crime,” said County Executive John R. Leopold. “The condition of the home from which these animals were rescued was deplorable and unfit for animals or people.”
Posted by jwoestendiek September 10th, 2009 under Muttsblog.
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