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ENON VALLEY, PA. Woman faces 22 citations in case of animal cruelty



Published: Thu, August 1, 2002 @ 12:00 a.m.



More than 36 animals were found on the property.

ENON VALLEY, Pa. -- An Enon Valley woman faces 22 animal cruelty citations filed by the Lawrence County Humane Society.

Patricia Sobun of R.D. 1, Box 253, will receive the citations by mail from District Justice J.V. Lamb's office. They were filed Tuesday by Cindy Mittica, the county humane officer.

Mittica reported last week that the humane society seized eight calves from Sobun's property off Pa. Route 351. Each had open and bleeding sores and were without food and water, Mittica said. They are now under the care of a veterinarian.

Humane society officials are asking the district justice to turn over possession of numerous other animals found on the property.

Condition

The citations detail the conditions of more than 36 animals that were living in an area littered with dead and decaying carcasses, on property containing several campers with no running water or electric power.

Several dogs were chained to dog houses without shade or water, others roamed free on the property, and others were kept in different campers littered with feces, garbage, and no water or ventilation.

In addition to the calves and dogs, officials found a three-legged bull, a sheep with a broken leg, and numerous other animals that had no shade or water, the citations said.

The humane society is seeking the maximum fine and forfeiture of all of the animals to the society.

Mittica said fines range anywhere from $25 to $750 for each offense.




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