UPDATE: Fine, Probation for Woman Convicted of Moving without Pets

By: WSAW Staff Email
By: WSAW Staff Email

A 29-year-old Medford woman convicted of moving out of her home leaving behind a dog and two cats will spend one year on probation following a plea deal with prosecutors.

A neighbor called police in December 2013 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 was convicted of failing to provide proper food for confined animals.

A judge ruled she may not own pets and will have to reimburse the Medford Police Department for vet bill in amount of $105.30. She also has to pay $200 to Taylor County Humane Society for a surrender fee.

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