Corianne Lucier, 25, of Lowell, Mass. plead not guilty in Lowell District Court on Friday June 6, 2014 to one count of animal cruelty, according to the Lowell Sun. Lucier was charged with animal cruelty for neglecting a 14 year old German shepherd and two cats that were in her care.
Lucier was caring for her grandfather's animals in Dracut when the disabled, 90 year old grandfather called 911 on his granddaughter in February of this year. He alerted police to the horrific conditions she was keeping the animals in and wanted her removed from his property immediately.
The police report described the basement being covered in urine and feces, a smell that reached the top of the stairs when Dracut Animal Control Officer Virginia Courtenay opened the door to investigate.
The senior, male German shepherd, Skylar, needed help getting up the stairs and immediately began to eat snow once he was outside. The animals had not been fed or watered in days.
All of the animals were taken to Wignall Animal Hospital where Skylar was treated for a severe, double ear infection, and a severe ulcer on his right leg.
Lucier returns to court on June 20 for a pretrial conference.
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