- West Virginia, USA -
Following an investigation carried out by the Berkeley County Animal Control officers last month, 30-year-old DUSTIN TYLER FOSTER (pictured below), has been charged with 10 counts of animal cruelty in connection with the apparent mistreatment of many dogs kept at two different locations.
Officers responded to a property on 435 Orchard Avenue, off West Virginia 9 east of Martinsburg to conduct a welfare check on the dogs.
Officers said in a garage there was an “overwhelming” odor of ammonia.
They found four puppies and an emaciated female Pit bull whose ribs and spine were showing.
Inside the property animal control officers discovered another female Pit bull who was injured and had marks on her face and ears.
During the investigation it came to light that there was a second home where dogs were being kept.
The home was on 185 Sugar Maple Drive in the Glenwood Forest subdivision.
In this property the scenario was not different from the first one.
In fact, dogs were found without food or water, there was no suitable bedding for these innocent souls, and there was feces and urine everywhere.
According to Berkeley County Magistrate Court, in addition to the above charges, FOSTER, of Prentiss Point Parkway, has also been charged with five counts each of dog without tax tag and dog without rabies shot.
The accused was being held Thursday night, January 6, at Eastern Regional Jail near Martinsburg on a $30,800 bond.