54 Malnourished Dogs Taken From Bakersfield Home

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Authorities say dozens of malnourished dogs were found at a woman’s home in Bakersfield.

Of the 68 dogs found at the home of Karen Maple, 54 were taken to shelters because they lacked adequate food or water or proper sanitation or needed medical attention. The rest were deemed healthy.

A pony and some cats were also examined but not seized.

State police say that shortly after troopers came to her house, the 48-year-old Maple became unmanageable and had to be physically removed from her home. She kicked a trooper in the process.

Maple is being held on charges of cruelty to animals, disorderly conduct, simple assault on a police officer and resisting arrest. Bail has not been determined. It wasn’t clear whether she had a lawyer.

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