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UPDATE: Plea Deal Expected for Woman Accused of Moving without Pets

By: WSAW Staff Email
By: WSAW Staff Email

A 29-year-old Medford woman accused of moving out of her home leaving behind a dog and two cats is expected to reach a plea deal with prosecutors, avoiding a jury trial.

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 charged with three counts failing to provide proper food for confined animals. A plea and sentencing hearing has been scheduled for June 9.

If convicted, she faces a maximum sentence of more than two years in prison.

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