Multiple charges have been filed against a woman who was alleged to have kept dozens of animals in “extremely unsanitary” conditions at her Lake Balboa home, Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer announced on Friday.
Corey Deborah Carnegie, 50, was charged by the city’s attorney office with one count of animal cruelty and three counts of animal neglect, a news release from Feuer’s office stated.
On July 8 of this year, officers from the Los Angeles Department of Animal Services went to her two-bedroom home in the 6600 block of Louise Avenue and allegedly found 30 dogs, five cats and two potbellied pigs living in squalid conditions, according to the release.
Many of the dogs appeared to have skin conditions and fleas, the release stated, adding that fecal matter was matted in their fur and paws and they smelled of urine. Officers also observed a number of dirty crates in the home that contained soiled bedding and blankets.
The smell of urine and feces was so strong that officers had difficulty breathing, the city attorney’s office said.
All of the animals were removed from the residence and taken to Animal Services for veterinary care, according to the release.
Carnegie would face up to one year in jail and a $20,000 fine if convicted on the animal cruelty charge, . Additionally, she could face six months in jail and $1,000 in fines for each of the animal neglect charges.
Carnegie was scheduled to be arraigned in Van Nuys Superior Court on Nov. 19.