Dog Found In Freezer During Eviction Search, 1 Arrested

7 Dogs, 12 Cats, 1 Rat Also Found Living In Home

A woman was arrested on 20 counts of felony animal cruelty charges after deputies said they found dogs, cats and a rat in the foreclosed home she was living in. They also said they found a dead dog in a freezer.

On Monday around 9:45 a.m., the Sheriff’s Civil Section served an eviction in the 600 block of Elm Trail in Frazier Park. The eviction was the result of a bank foreclosure.

The sheriff’s office had prior knowledge that the resident had a large number of animals in the residence. As a result, Animal Control and Code Compliance were asked to assist.

Deputies said they completed the eviction by escorting the resident, Kimberly Maggio, 49, off of the property.

While securing the residence, deputies said they noticed several animals living in deplorable conditions.

Animal Control began an investigation into the living conditions of the animals.

Animal Control found seven dogs, 12 cats, and one rat living in the home, not including one small deceased dog in the freezer, according to deputies.

Deputies said the animals had no fresh water.

Some of the animals had their legs covered in feces, according to the KCSD.

Deputies said the house smelled of urine and feces to the point that it burned the eyes and throat.

Maggio was arrested by Animal Control officers on 20 counts of felony animal cruelty.

The animals were all seized by Animal Control.

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