ROCKVILLE, Md. (WUSA9) – The woman who lived in a home with 66 dogs has been arrested for animal cruelty, Montgomery County police said.
On Wednesday, 47-year-old Katherine Ting Tiong was arrested and charged with 66 misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty.
Animal control officers went to her home in the 13000 block of Glen Mill Road to investigate a dog bite case. When Ting Tiong wouldn't let them inside, they got a search warrant—executed on New Year's Day.
Officers seized a total of 66 dogs from the home, some of which were in need of immediate medical attention.
According to officials, Ting Tiong admitted that she was operating an animal rescue from her home. They said the majority of the dogs came from shelters in the northeast region of the country.
Three of the seized dogs were euthanized because of severe medical problems. Some were put up for adoption and about half of the dogs will go to regional shelters and local rescue organizations.
Ting Tiong faces up to 90-days jail time and/or a fine of $1,000 for each charge.
She was released on bond.
If you are interested in adopting one of the abused dogs, please visit Montgomery County Animal Services & Adoption Center's website.
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