Woman faces 79 charges after malnourished and dead dogs found

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

Spread the love
Get email updates when we post

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)

Follow the National Animal News Facebook page for petitions, news and updates!

Yesterday: Forgotten dog Calvin, nobody even looks at him

Fight animal abuse! Donate Now

I prefer dogs to people #dontjudge Pick your favorite color and style at this link! Your purchase helps support the continuation of our site. More styles and messages at our store. Please click here to find them all!


Help support the continuation of this site AND spread the word – Pets are not disposable!! Find your favorite color and style here. 


I survived loving a foster dog until a furever home was found – share the message with this one of a kind shirt! Pick your favorite style and color at this link.

Your purchase helps spread an important message AND supports the continuation of this site.

2 replies

Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *