Dozen Animals Seized From Grove City Woman's Care

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A search warrant reveals humane agents seized a dozen animals from a Grove City woman's home.
Stephanie Kitchen was supposed to be fostering and caring for the animals, according to the search warrant.
Kitchen is accused of keeping animals in poor conditions at her home.
Capital Area Humane Society agents went to the home several times. A search warrant reveals agents found one animal that was "underweight, with hips, ribs and spine visible."
Other animals "had no access to water."
Krissi Fussner, with Mercy's Door Pet Rescue in Ashland, said she fostered a 6-month-old pit bull with Kitchen in February.
Fussner said the puppy went into Kitchen's care in good health, but was eventually found to be emaciated, flea-infested and covered in what she called bite wounds and scars.
"It's going to take a long time to get back into being a real dog because of the abuse he's gone through," Fussner said.
A search warrant reveals that another rescue group contacted authorities after their dog in Kitchen's care died.
Kitchen is set to appear in court Tuesday on 19 counts of prohibitions concerning animals.
A woman at her home refused to identify herself on Monday night or give comment.

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