One of 4 dogs found in uninhabitable, abandoned Dauphin County home was ‘near death’: police

A Susquehanna Township person is charged with many counts of animal cruelty soon after 3 puppies had been identified in an “uninhabitable” residence, left for months without foods and drinking water.

54-year-aged Randall Howard Brown was residing at a household in the 3400 block of Hillcrest Road, Susquehanna Township, when the assets was sold in a sheriff’s sale on Could 26, police explained in charging files.

Four puppies were located in his home dwelling in “deplorable conditions” months later right after he had been ordered to leave, according to the affidavit. A few of the dogs had been in need to have of major medical cure.

The residence was deemed uninhabitable by the Codes Department on Might 27, and Brown was purchased to vacate the house, police explained. He refused.

Officers returned to the house on June 6 and found that all the placards and warnings about the residence being uninhabitable ended up taken out, according to the affidavit.

A person investigator spoke to the h2o corporation, who confirmed they experienced turned off the h2o to the assets months prior.

On June 28, officers went back to the property and attempted to make contact with Brown. He did not reply, but officers listened to quiet barking coming from within. They returned on July 6, but again could not make call with Brown.

New placards indicating that the house was uninhabitable ended up put at the dwelling on July 18, according to the affidavit. Authorities noticed a pet at the property at that time, police said.

The future working day, police returned to the property with a research warrant, and located 4 pit bulls inside of.

Law enforcement describe the puppies as staying emaciated, with seen ribs, included in feces and in ‘very weak condition.”

One particular puppy was described as getting “near death” whilst two other people appeared to be in want of “serious healthcare treatment method,” according to the affidavit.

There was no foodstuff or water for the canine, and law enforcement stated the rooms have been protected in feces, according to the affidavit.

A neighbor advised law enforcement they had not observed Brown at the home for a number of months.

Brown is billed with four felony counts of aggravated cruelty to animals and 4 misdemeanor counts every of cruelty to animals and neglect of animals, in accordance to online court dockets.

Brown was introduced on his have recognizance and a preliminary listening to is scheduled for August 4.

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