Silver Springs woman pleads innocent to animal cruelty charges
A Silver Springs woman pleaded not guilty Monday in Dayton Justice Court to charges of animal cruelty.
Julia Rush, 51, will appear in court Nov. 2. An attorney was appointed for her.
According to the citation, Lyon County Animal Control officers found dirty water, dogs living in trash and feces, and horses with 16-inch hooves on Rush’s Silver Springs property.
Ted Bozle, Lyon County Animal Control supervisor, said Rush voluntarily surrendered seven dogs and 22 cats last week.
It is believed there were at least 50 dogs, 18 goats and nine horses on the property when officers went there Sept. 30, documents show. He said the other animals have not been removed.
“It’s inhumane the area they are living in, but not a life-threatening situation,” he explained.