A 29-year-old Medford woman is facing criminal charges after she's accused of moving out of her home leaving behind a dog and two cats.
A neighbor called police after he continually heard a dog barking at a home on Maple Street, but no longer believed any one had a been living there.
Police say the floor of the home was covered with feces, urine and garbage and was no longer deemed suitable for living.
The animals were removed from the home and taken to the humane society.
Their owner, Callie Neuman said she moved in with her boyfriend and could not bring the animals to his house. Neuman said she had been providing food and water.
A veterinarian said the dog, a Great Dane, was a little underweight, but overall healthy. Both cats were also determined to be fine.
The investigating officer said animal feces could be smelled by standing outside the home.
Neuman is expected to be charged with three counts failing to provide proper food for confined animals. Her court date has been set for Feb. 18.
If convicted, she faces a maximum sentence of more than two years in prison.
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