Monkeys, skunk and other animals taken from midstate home

Written by The Associated Press | Feb 3, 2014 3:21 PM
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(Carlisle) -- Criminal charges are pending against a Cumberland County woman after more than 50 wild and domesticated animals were found living in filthy conditions at her home.

Police say the animals removed from the home in North Middleton Township included numerous dogs and cats, an albino groundhog, a de-scented skunk and two monkeys.

An officer responding to an unrelated complaint January 28th found the home in ``deplorable'' condition.

Police, codes enforcement, the Humane Society and the state Dog Warden returned last Friday.

They said the animals were in poor health and were either caged or roaming freely around the house.

The homeowner has been identified as 59-year-old Sondra Lea McCoy.

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