NILES, Ohio (WKBN) – Police have arrested and charged a woman after investigating an animal cruelty case in Niles where five dogs were found abandoned and living in deplorable conditions.
Ashley Six was arraigned on five misdemeanor counts of cruelty to animals in Niles Municipal Court on Friday. Her bond was set at $10,000.
Police said she moved out of her West Third Street home and left the animals behind.
Police found the dogs back in May when the fire department contacted them about a bad smell coming from the house.
According to a police report, in addition to the dogs, officers found floors covered with feces and unknown liquids, garbage upstairs and so many flies it was affecting visibility.
“It’s nice to have some resolution because, obviously, animal offenses really make people realize that not everybody in the world has humanity at heart,” said Captain John Marshall.
Marshall said it was a miracle that the dogs survived.
Six is out on bond but returns to court in 10 days.