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22 animals found dead in Armstrong County home, New Bethlehem woman charged


Madison Township, PA – A Clarion County woman is facing more than 100 counts of animal cruelty after 22 dead animals were found in a home in Madison Township, Armstrong County.

Charges were filed against 43-year-old Keri Beth Wolfe from New Bethlehem on March 22 after police searched a residence owned by her.

State troopers and humane officers found the bodies or remains of seven dogs, two cats and one kitten, and six rabbits, and six birds at a residence on Bingham Road.

Some of the animals seemed to have been deceased for a long time, and others appeared to have just recently died.

There was no food or water available for any of the animals. Some of the animals had been stuck in crates and cages at the time of their deaths.

Other animals in the home were still alive and were rushed to rescue centers. Thank you to Frankie’s Friends Cat Rescue and Orphans of the Storm No Kill Animal Shelter for helping.

The home was filled with an extreme amount of trash and feces.

Wolfe faces 22 felony counts of aggravated cruelty to animals (causing serious bodily injury or death), plus misdemeanors for cruelty to animals and neglect of animals.

Wolfe remains lodged in the Armstrong County Jail on $10,000 bail.

Her preliminary hearing is scheduled for March 30.

NOTE: The dog in the image above is from a stock photo, not one of the dogs involved in this story.

Check the Orphans of the Storm Facebook page to see updates on this case and the rescues.