East Alabama woman charged with 47 counts of animal crueltyMatt Boster
Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: Oct 03 2019 9:47 AM
EAST ALABAMA: A 47-year-old east Alabama woman was arrested Tuesday night after authorities found dozens of animals – some dead and some alive – at her Centre home.
Ruth Pauline Staggs is being held in the Cherokee County Jail. She is charged with 47 counts of cruelty to animals.
Cherokee County Chief Deputy Josh Summerford said deputies responded to Staggs’ home in the Rock Run community Tuesday afternoon to do a welfare check on Staggs’ mother. When they arrived, they could not get anyone to answer the door but noticed a large number of animals both inside and outside of the home.