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Dogs Seized, Animal Cruelty Charges for Albemarle Man
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November 25, 2014 An Albemarle County man will stand trial December 17 for animal cruelty charges after officers removed three dogs from his home. Richard Jones, 48, was charged with three misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty on November 21, after three pitbull mixes were seized on November 14 from his home in the 9000 block of Rockfish Gap Turnpike. According to the animal control officer's report, the dogs were found in "deplorable" conditions. The report describes the dogs as suffering from severe cases of fleas, having open sores and were found in their own feces. The dogs have been placed with the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA for care and treatment until the trial in December.


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