Elderly Woman Cited for Dog Abandonment on More Than One Occasion
An elderly woman, who has been cited at least twice before for hoarding animals in Churchill County, was cited for the same problem in Carson City this week, the Nevada Appeal reported.
Animal Services found more than two dozen dogs that Stella Cook, 81, allegedly abandoned in a rental home when she moved out, said Carson City Animal Services Supervisor Pat Wiggins.
At least six of the dogs were small mixed-Labrador and were euthanized for aggressive behavior or illness. Three of them are in foster care. Two of the dogs have been adopted by families and three of them remain at Animal Services, including a pregnant female, the Nevada Appeal reported.
Cook must appear in court on Oct. 28 on a misdemeanor charge of abandoning animals and another charge of overcrowding, reported the Nevada Appeal.
According to a 2006 article in the Lahontan Valley News, members of Fallon Animal Control removed 23 dogs from a home owned by Cook there. Seven others dogs were recovered around the property, and all 30 were destroyed due to behavioral and inbreeding issues. And six years prior, more than 100 dogs were also taken from Cook and had to be destroyed, according to reports in the Lahontan Valley News, reported the Nevada Appeal.