|Who, age||What||Where||When||Last Known Address|
|Catherine Moore, 48 (1)||16 dogs, 6 cats, 26 birds & 1 ferret seized||
|March 19, 2014|
|Thomas Moore (2)||16 dogs, 6 cats, 26 birds & 1 ferret seized||
|March 19, 2014|
|Type of Crime||Other Crimes||#/Type of animal(s) involved||Case Status||Next Court Date /Courthouse|
(1) repeat offender
|16 dogs, 6 cats, 26 birds and 1 ferret||Alleged||
4/10/14/Douglasville Municipal Court
Catherine, 48 & Thomas Moore, Douglasville residents are facing 133 charges, including animal cruelty, after investigators raided their home and found 49 animals.
Officers took out 16 dogs, 6 cats, 26 birds and 1 ferret.
"The conditions were unsanitary," said Frances McMillan, the animal control manager at the Douglas County shelter. "A lot of feces and a lot of urine and the smell in the house was overwhelming." McMillan said officers raided the home after receiving an anonymous tip. "I didn't sleep the night that we impounded the animals," McMillan stated. "I just couldn't get it out of my mind."
Catherine Moore remained in jail on March 21st. Police said she was already on probation for animal cruelty and had been ordered not to have any animals.
"I think a lot of people are afraid that animals are going to be euthanized in shelters and they're trying to help, and they get overwhelmed," said McMillan. She said all of the animals appear to be healthy and could be up for adoption as soon as the court cases are settled. "We're committed to finding all these animals homes," said McMillan. "We will not euthanize any of these animals. I feel like they're all precious, and adoptable."
The 2 are due in Douglasville Municipal Court
on April 10th.
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