Animals found living in squalor in Webster home
WEBSTER, Mass. (AP) — A Webster woman is facing animal cruelty charges after about 30 dogs, cats and birds were found living in squalor in a home and a dead dog was found outside.
Sgt. Joseph Brooks tells The Telegram & Gazette (http://bit.ly/1WBNPH5 ) that some animals were emaciated, malnourished and living in dirty kennels that were too small.
Brooks say police received a call from the Board of Health regarding health and sanitation issues at the home.
Health officials told police that when they arrived there was a foul odor coming from the residence.
Fifty-year-old Beatrice Nielsen, who is charged with 29 counts of animal cruelty, denied the allegations outside court. She described herself as a “canine specialist” with 30 years of experience, and said the charges are the result of a personal grudge.
Information from: Telegram & Gazette (Worcester, Mass.), http://www.telegram.com