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Saturday, Mar 10, 2012County: Fairfax
Alleged: Pamela M. Beneke
Animal Control Officers responded to a home in the 9800 block of Hagel Circle for a complaint that some dogs were abandoned by their owner.
Upon arrival at the home around 1:45 p.m. Saturday, March 10, officers found no one home except two barking dogs and two cats. Officers noticed trash, debris and excrement throughout the home. They obtained a search warrant and collected the animals. Officers took the animals to a local veterinarian for medical care.
In addition to Animal Control Officers, FCPD Safety Officers and Fire Department personnel responded due to the large amount of bio waste at the scene. They provided appropriate environmental and breathing apparatus for the investigators. The Fairfax County Office of Code Compliance also responded, inspected, condemned and placarded the residence.
Pamela M. Beneke, 43, of 9817 Hagel Circle, was charged with four counts of animal cruelty.
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