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Senior dog living in filth, Lowell woman charged with animal cruelty

Dracut Animal Control removes three neglected animals from a Dracut home.
Dracut Animal Control removes three neglected animals from a Dracut home.
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Corrianne Lucier, 25, of Lowell, Mass. has been charged with animal cruelty after Dracut Animal Control Officer Virginia Courtenay discovered two cats and one senior dog living in a basement filled with urine and feces, according to the Lowell Sun.

On February 26, 2014, a 90 year old disabled homeowner called 911 to report the disgusting condition his granddaughter, Lucier, was leaving the animals in. He also wanted her removed from his premises immediately.

The stench of the basement reached the top of the stairs. Courtenay wrote in her report that the animal waste was "from one end to the other. It was difficult to walk without stepping in feces.”

The animals were removed and were taken to Wignall Animal Hospital. Skylar, the 14 year old German Shepherd, was thin, weak, had severe ear infections in both ears, an ulcer on his leg down to the bone and his ears “were covered with a thick black crusty matter,” according to the Courtenay's report.

According to the elderly homeowner, his granddaughter had not fed or watered the animals in days. The day following the rescue, the homeowner filed a restraining order against his granddaughter, and last month police responded to the residence regarding allegations of elder abuse where Lucier was then removed from the home.

Lucier was scheduled to be arraigned on May 14, 2014 but the date was pushed to June 6.

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