Charlotte Spadaro busted again! 29 Malnourished, Neglected Animals Seized from her property

Charlotte Spadaro was busted again…We’re sure she will do what other animal abusers do…blame somebody else…Here’s the latest disturbing story:

29 Malnourished, Neglected Animals Seized from Former Mayor’s Property KTLA News 9:20 PM PDT, April 23, 2010 These neglected puppies were seized from the property of Charlotte Spadaro, a former mayor and self-proclaimed animal rescuer. (Riverside Animal Services / April 23, 2010) RIVERSIDE– Officers seized 29 neglected animals from the property of former Beverly Hills mayor and self-proclaimed animal rescuer Charlotte Spadaro, authorities said. One dog was found dead. Riverside County Department of Animal Services personnel seized 24 dogs, a cat and her four kittens on a property in the 3000 block of Myers Street, near Van Buren Boulevard, just south of the Riverside (91) Freeway Friday, according to county officials. Several puppies were found malnourished and plagued with mange, according to John Welsh of the Animal Services Department. Several rusted, filthy cages covered in feces were discovered on the property by officers, along with piles of rotten food and trash. A deceased dog was discovered in a trailer on the property, where 15 other dogs, mainly puppies, had been housed. The stench of the trailer was overwhelming, according to lead investigator Captain Tammie Belmonte. "No animal should have to live like this," Belmonte said. ——————————————————————————– Sign up for KTLA Breaking News Email Alerts ——————————————————————————– Officers were on the scene to check on the animals welfare by 11:15 a.m. Friday after a concerned neighbor called authorities. Though she was not present at the time of the seizure, the owner of the dogs is believed to be former mayor of Beverly Hills Charlotte Spadaro, who the Animal Services Department has been monitoring for more than two years. "This will be processed as a potential animal cruelty case and forwarded to the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office," Captain Belmonte said. Spadaro has been involved in past animal abuse investigations, including one in 2005 in which she was arraigned on one felony count of animal cruelty after 135 dogs and 30 cats were seized from her and a dog was found dead and rotting in a freezer. In February 2009, authorities shut down an unlicensed kennel Spadaro was allegedly operating on Jasmine Street in Riverside. The 29 animals seized Friday were taken to the new Western Riverside County/City Animal Shelter after they were examined and treated by veterinarians. Copyright © 2010, KTLA-TV, Los Angeles

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