Sunday, August 10, 2008
Woman charged with 46 counts of animal cruelty
Tampa Bays 10 reported that 46 counts of animal cruelty have been filed against a Tarpon Springs woman. In April, a local animal organization and Pinellas Sheriff's office seized 121 small dogs who, according to deputies, were being confined in deplorable conditions. The charges come after a local county judge ordered that 60 of the dogs needed to be returned to the woman. The judge found that the organziation lacked the authority to take the dogs. The order is being appealed. According to the article at the St. Pete Times, animal lawyer Jennifer Dietz is representing the director of the organization that is caring for the dogs.