|Published:||May 24, 2010 10:52 PM EDT|
|Updated:||May 24, 2010 10:51 PM EDT|
North Fort Myers, Fla - Prosecutors filing charges against a Lee County woman accused of leaving dogs for dead outside her home. Lee Animal services were called out to the house in February after someone called saying the dogs were injured and starving.
"Infested with parasites. You could visibly see fleas, the lack of food, water and shelter," said Ria Brown with Lee Animal Services.
The county provided WINK News with video showing the backyard of the home shortly after investigators arrived.
"There was running water to this home, no reason for these dogs to be in that condition. None of them", added Brown.
34 year old Frances Rochford arrested and charged with three counts of animal cruelty. One of those counts is a felony.
Animal services was able to save one of the dogs. The other two died.
Rochford is being held on bond. If convicted, she faces up to five years in prison.
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