Oliver Township, PA – The court case continues against a Jefferson County woman who allegedly had two dogs without food or water in her Oliver Township home.
36-year-old Jessica Carr faces felony charges of cruelty to animals for the two animals that were found emaciated in the home near Coolspring in June.
Police were alerted that the two dogs, a Basenji mix and a Spaniel mix, had been left at the home on Siverling Road for several days and that no one had been inside to take care of them. Both dogs had fleas and overgrown nails, and they tested positive for Lyme’s Disease.
Although the dogs were taken out of the home and checked by a veterinarian, it’s unclear where they are now. Carr says the dogs originally belonged to her husband, who is currently incarcerated on other charges. She says she had previously tried to give up the dogs but wasn’t able to find another home for them.
Carr waived her right to a preliminary hearing, and her case now moves to the Court of Common Pleas. There’s no word yet on when her next court date will be. Carr remains free on $5,000 bail.
Note: The photo used is a stock photo of a dog, not one of the animals in this case.