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May 30, 2013

Woman faces animal cruelty charges

The Daily Star

---- — A New Berlin woman has been charged with animal cruelty, a May 24 media release from the Chenango County Sheriff’s Office said.

Valeria A. Goude, 47, was charged with cruelty to animals after the execution of a search warrant May 16 at her property with assistance by Compassionate Care Veterinarians. Deputies located an undisclosed number and species of dead and malnourished animals, according to the release.

Goude was released with a stipulation that she allow inspections by a veterinarian with deputies, who said the investigation continues.

Two messages left Tuesday and Wednesday with the detective unit weren’t returned by 5 p.m. Wednesday.