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Clarksburg woman guilty of cruelty for keeping dogs in filth

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. -- A Clarksburg woman has pleaded guilty to animal cruelty for keeping 21 dogs and puppies in filthy conditions.

The Exponent Telegram reported that Nancy Starkey, 66, entered the plea Thursday. Harrison County Sheriff's Lt. G.S. Scolapio said the majority of the dogs were schnauzers and seven to nine were puppies.

He said officials were alerted to the mess when a motorist stopped by the residence after one or two dogs had escaped. Some dogs required veterinary care.


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