Who, age What Where When Last Known Address
Elizabeth A. Lewis, 42 5 neglected horses, 14 cats seized

Waddell, AZ

Maricopa County

March 3, 2008  
Type of Crime Other Crimes #/Type of animal(s) involved Case Status Next Court Date /Courthouse
    5 horses, 14 cats


Maricopa County Courthouse

After receiving a tip regarding neglected horses, deputies went to the Waddell home of Elizabeth A. Lewis, 42.

  (Photo courtesy of AZFamily)  Sheriff's detectives found five horses to be underweight and without water at Lewis' home.

  (Photo courtesy of AZFamily)   Detectives also found 14 cats in a locked room without food or water.

  (Photo courtesy of ABC 15)  Lewis' landlord told investigators that Lewis had been away from the residence for over a week.

All the animals provided medical care and taken to the MASH Unit to be cared for by jail inmates.

Sheriff's detectives arrested and booked Lewis on 38 counts of Animal Cruelty for failing to provide food and water.

"I am continuing my crack down on animal abuse," says Sheriff Arpaio. "We arrest and book into the jail everyone suspected of animal cruelty, no matter who they might be."

According to Arpaio the Animal Cruelty Hotline (602.876.1681), which is displayed on Sheriffs vehicles, continue to provide important tips leading to many arrests.


ABC 15 Maricopa County Sheriff's Office