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Posted at 08:29 AM ET, 10/19/2012

Animal cruelty charges for Md. man

PASADENA, Md. — A 21-year-old man has been charged with 134 counts of animal cruelty after numerous creatures, including a kinkajou and a chinchilla, were removed from his Pasadena home.

The Capital of Annapolis, citing court documents, reports that Shane Taylor was served a criminal warrant on Tuesday.

Earlier this month, police and animal control officers searched Taylor’s home and found aquatic species, snakes, dogs, turtles, birds, chickens and geese, a goat and a pig. A kinkajou, a rainforest animal that resembles a ferret, was also removed.

Officials say many of the animals were without food or drinking water.

A dead rabbit and several dead quail were also found.

By the Associated Press  |  08:29 AM ET, 10/19/2012


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