On August 5, a judge suspended a 270-day jail sentence after Rodney Smith, 46, pleaded guilty to animal cruelty and neglect as part of a deal. Smith was ordered to pay a $50 fine, and the balance was suspended as part of the plea deal.
On Monday, however, authorities were once again called out to the home after neighbors reported hearing dogs barking. This time, Dayton police and the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center removed seven animals: four dogs, two cats and one ferret.
According to ARC Director Mark Kumpf, conditions at the house remain the same as their first investigation. The house was still filthy and had a terrible smell.
Although no charges have yet been filed against Smith, he may be charged with felony animal cruelty charges.
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