Newbie woman pleads guilty to animal cruelty case :: ExploreClarion.com

Armstrong Corporation, Pennsylvania. (EYT) A New Bethlehem woman has pleaded guilty to aggravated animal cruelty and related charges arising from the March 2021 case in which 22 animals were reportedly discovered dead and several animals rescued at the Madison Township home.

According to court documents, on Wednesday, July 6, 2022, she is 46 years old Keri Beth Wolf Pleaded guilty before Chief Justice James J. Panczyk on the following charges:

– Aggravated cruelty to animals – causing SBI or death, felony 3 (2 counts)
– Cruelty to animals, second misdemeanor (1 count)

– Neglect of animals – livelihood / water, misdemeanors 3 (1 count)

Wolf remains free on a cash bail of $10,000.00.

No date has been set for the verdict.

Case details:

According to a criminal complaint, Armstrong County Animal Welfare Officer Chris O’Donnell filed a search warrant at a home on Bingham Road in Madison Township, Armstrong County, shortly before 5 p.m. on Monday, March 22, 2021. The search warrant was in connection with a complaint from an animal rescue organization for the alleged neglect of animals in the home owned by Keri Beth Wolf.

At the scene, Pennsylvania soldiers helped Officer O’Donnell and another humanitarian officer search for the ocean.

Six dead birds were then placed in cages behind the house. According to the complaint, no water or food was found in the barns that reportedly contained large amounts of faeces.

A vet and an assistant from Frankie’s friends arrived at the scene to help.

Upon entering the house, the authorities discovered seven dead dogs, six dead rabbits, and three dead Macrons.

Two dead dogs were found in one of the crates, and the skeletal remains of another dog – apparently eaten by other animals in the house – were also found in the hallway. A dead dog was found on a chair, and two dead cats were found in the basement with mold growing on their bodies. Three dead rabbits were found in a lamb on the kitchen table, and one decomposing cat was found in the hallway on top of a black box.

According to the complaint, full litter boxes were found throughout the building, and a large amount of rubbish and faeces were found throughout the house, which smelled of mold.

The complaint states that the large amount of waste inside the building made movement difficult for the officers during the inspection.

The complaint also notes that some of the animals appeared to have died recently while others had died long ago.

According to the complaint, officers noticed that no food or water was available for any of the animals, even though there was unopened wet dog food in the kitchen.

It was also noted that several cats and two dogs were taken to the rescue, according to the complaint.

Wolf was questioned before District Judge James H. Owen at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 23, 2021.

The following charges were filed in court on June 22, 2021:

– Aggravated animal cruelty – Causing SBI or death, felony 3 (26 counts)
Cruelty to Animals, Misdemeanor 2 (43 counts)
– Negligence of Animals – Livelihood/Water, Misdemeanors 3 (43 counts)
– Animal neglect – shelter/protection, misdemeanors 3 (43 counts)
– Animal neglect – veterinary care, 3 misdemeanors (43 counts)

Wolf was formally summoned on September 15, 2021, at 8:30 a.m. before Chief Justice Kenneth J. J. Valasek in Armstrong County Court of Public Appeals.

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