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Friday, Sep 10, 2010County: Kennebec
Alleged: Felicity Rutkovski
Police charged a woman with two counts of animal cruelty for abandoning a dog and cat in her Deer Run home.
Felicity Rutkovski, 36, was summonsed Friday when police found out she had returned to Oakland after being in New York for months.
Police discovered the pets in July after a burglary suspect admitted he had broken into the house and told police about the animals, said Capt. Rick Stubbert.
Stubbert and Officer Tracey Frost went to the house and found the first floor covered with mold and feces.
A health inspector condemned the house a few days later and Animal Control Officer Kathy Ross took the pets to the Humane Society in Waterville where they were treated.
Stubbert said the dog, which Humane Society staff named Lucky, was malnourished, losing hair and had sores from fleas. It since has recovered and been adopted. The cat still is being treated.
Rutkovski is scheduled to appear in Waterville District Court on Nov. 2.
- Morning Sentinel - Sept 9, 2010
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