From The Record-Journal
A 28-year-old Canton woman has been charged with cruelty to animals after police found 36 animals, most of them dogs, in her apartment.
Police say they were called to the home on Wednesday after a neighbor heard what she thought was a dog fight going on inside.
Authorities say Jessica Yazmer was keeping the animals in crates, some of which had feces up to 2-inches thick inside Animal control officer Beverly LaPlume tells the Hartford Courant that none of the animals had food or water.
The dogs, including beagles, Australian shepherds, pit bulls and a golden retriever have been taken to two local kennels.
A message seeking comment from Yazmer was left Thursday. She is due in Family Court on July 20.