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Animals taken from residence

Posted on Sep 30, 2009 - 10:34 AM
Animals taken from residence
By JAIME CONE
Brattleboro Reformer, 9/30/09

PUTNEY-- The Windham County Sheriff’s Department removed two ducks, three chickens, three dogs, two guinea pigs, one hamster, two birds, two roosters, five cats and three rabbits from a residence on Shagbark Hill Road in Putney Sept. 23 because they were allegedly being neglected.

Jullian Tuttle, 51, was arrested for cruelty to animals. Deputies said they obtained a search warrant and responded to the residence due to a call from a concerned citizen.

"They were taken from the residence because of the way they were being kept inside the trailer in inhumane conditions," said Sheriff’s Deputy Melissa Martin. "The conditions were very unsanitary, and it looked as though they were not being cared for properly."

Martin said that some of the animals were in the trailer, some were outside, some were in an old camper and two cats were being kept in a vehicle.

"We had heard there were four cats in the vehicle," Martin said. "That was the call that prompted us to get a search warrant. By the time we got there, two of the cats had already gotten out."

The animals were placed at the Windham County Humane Society. Martin said most are fairly healthy, though one chihuahua may have some health problems.

Ann Eddy, Putney’s animal control officer, responded to and assisted at the scene as well.

Tuttle is scheduled to be arraigned Oct. 6 in Windham District Court.

Jaime Cone can be reached at jcone@reformer.com


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