Dogs, both neglected and dead, were recently discovered in the home of a Florida woman who has previously been charged with animal cruelty. According to Monday’s Palm Beach Post, 56-year-old Dolores Saverese was arrested over the weekend on charges of animal cruelty following the discovery of multiple dead dogs, and several alive and suffering signs of neglect.
Saverese has been in trouble for animal cruelty in the past – according to the Sun-Sentinel, in 2008 authorities called to her home after receiving a cruelty complaint discovered 23 dogs who were living in squalor. The incident resulted in Saverese being placed on probation for a year.
The most recent arrest and cruelty charges took place after animal care and control officials went to Saverese’s Boca Raton home on August 22 following a tip received via an anonymous phone call. Responding officers discovered multiple deceased dogs (the number is unconfirmed) and dogs who were living in deplorable conditions which have been described as consistent with hoarding. The dogs who survived the squalid conditions were suffering from infections, matted, filthy fur and skin abrasions.
Saverese was arrested and then released on $24,000 bail.
(Booking photo and photo from Palm Beach Animal Care and Control)
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