Woman faces 12 counts of animal cruelty after dog found emaciated

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A woman faces 12 counts of animal cruelty after officials say more than a dozen animals in her care were found living in “deplorable conditions” nearly a month ago.  Phoenix police last month responded to a report of animal neglect at a home near Van Buren and 40th streets, said Phoenix police […]

A woman faces 12 counts of animal cruelty after officials say more than a dozen animals in her care were found living in “deplorable conditions” nearly a month ago. 

Phoenix police last month responded to a report of animal neglect at a home near Van Buren and 40th streets, said Phoenix police spokesperson Sgt. Maggie Cox. Police on April 19 had probable cause to arrest Rachel Ussery-Welch on suspicion of 12 counts of animal cruelty, Cox said.

Details about the events leading to Ussery-Welch’s arrest were not immediately available since she was not in the Maricopa County Superior Court’s system as of Wednesday afternoon, according to court spokesperson Vincent Funari. 

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