Woman faces 79 charges after malnourished and dead dogs found

Woman faces 79 cruelty charges after dead and malnourished dogs found on property

A Maryland woman is facing dozens of charges following the discovery of dead and malnourished animals at her property in Tyaskin. In a news release, the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office identified 21-year-old Madison Schultz as the individual responsible for the cruel situation.

On August 31, a deputy went to a residence in the 4000 block of Jesterville Road to investigate a report of animals being neglected. According to the release, a “large number of dogs” could be heard barking inside of the home and there was a strong smell of urine and feces.

A total of 14 dogs and three cats were found inside of the home – two dead dogs were located in the back yard. The deputy discovered that the animals were malnourished and had not been provided with food or water for “at least a week.”

The animals were removed from the property by the Wicomico County Animal Control – Schultz was arrested and taken to the Central Booking Unit. Her 79 charges include:

Aggravated Animal Cruelty, Animal Cruelty – Failure to Provide Sustenance, Animal Cruelty – Cause Unnecessary Suffering or Pain, Animal Cruelty – Failure to Provide Veterinary Care, Animal Cruelty – Failure to Provide Nutritious Food, Failure to Confine a Dangerous Dog

(Booking image via news release)

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