Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Woman Facing Animal Cruelty Charges After Abandoning Animals in Mahanoy Township Home

A woman is facing animal cruelty charges after she abandoned animals in a home in Mahanoy Township.

According to Mahanoy Township Police Chief Brandon Alexander, on Tuesday morning, police and a Humane Society Cruelty Officer responded to an animal welfare check after neighbors alerted authorities at 361 Roosevelt Drive, New Boston, in Mahanoy Township.

Police found 3 malnourished animals in the home, which had animal feces all over the first and second floors.

Authorities said it was one of the worst cases they have ever seen.

The Hillside SPCA was called and took a dog and two cats from the home.  The dog was reported to be so skinny, you were able to see it's spine.

Mahanoy Township Police have charged Keri Cavenas, 42, was charged with with 3 counts of Cruelty to animals, 3 counts of Neglect of Animals -Sustenance/water and 3 counts of Neglect of Animals- Shelter/Protection.

The animals were taken and are in custody of the Hillside SPCA.  Alexander said the dog, named "Jasper" was adopted from Hillside several years ago.

Code enforcement was at the home around 4:30pm to deem the home condemned.

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