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City woman facing 158 charges of animal cruelty

July 28th, 2015 by WCBC Radio

A house in the 600 block of Maryland Avenue, was raided by Allegany County Animal Control officials on  July 16 and on Tuesday charges were filed against a 42-year-old Cumberland woman.  Pepper R. Taylor of 617 Maryland Ave woman has been charged with 158 counts of animal cruelty in the District Court for Allegany County. Taylor was released on a $10,000 property bond. Thanks to the work of those at the Allegany Animal Shelter, the 35 dogs rescued from what is being called a “puppy mill” operation are doing well and soon should be made available for adoption

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