N.H. girl charged after dozens of animals confiscated, together with donkeys and a parrot


“The donkeys had hooves that haven’t seen a farrier in so lengthy that they’re curling again on themselves.”

New Hampshire SPCA

Authorities rescued greater than 60 animals from reportedly horrifying circumstances at a Northwood, New Hampshire residence late final month, together with a lot of canine and livestock and even a parrot. 

Robbin T. Kline, 47, of Higher Deerfield Highway, turned herself in at Northwood Police Division earlier this month after authorities executed a search warrant at her property Aug. 31 and located 63 animals and three juveniles dwelling in “excessive neglect,” police famous in a press launch. 

Officers eliminated the animals from the property and referred to as within the New Hampshire SPCA and some different animal rescue facilities to assist take them in and take care of them amid the investigation. 

Police additionally alerted the New Hampshire Fish and Recreation that two native animals have been discovered confined to the property, which conservation officers helped take away. 

Of the greater than 60 animals rescued, 39 ended up with the New Hampshire SPCA, which now has greater than 200 animals in its care – placing the rescue in want of as a lot assist as it might probably get by way of meals and financial donations. 

From this current rescue, the rescue now has a handful of canine together with a Nice Dane, cats, rabbits, donkeys, mini-donkeys, a couple of goats, a pair turtles, a horse, in addition to an African Gray parrot. 

“This case is appalling. The photographs have been completely nauseating. Most of the animals seem like severely underweight, filthy and have as but undiagnosed medical circumstances,” mentioned NHSPCA Government Director Lisa Dennison in a press launch. 

“The donkeys had hooves that haven’t seen a farrier in so lengthy that they’re curling again on themselves and have been clearly in horrible ache merely making an attempt to stroll,” Dennison continued. “The ram hasn’t been shorn and was a mass of mud and muck.”

The animals have been present in horrifying circumstances with out accessible meals or water; rabbits have been confined to crates coated in waste; and cat litter containers have been overflowing, in response to Tona McCarthy, humane agent and cruelty investigator for the NHSPCA. 

Folks have already began inquiring about potential adoptions of those animals, as seen in social media feedback on posts about this case, however the course of is a little more difficult because of the authorized state of affairs at hand. 

The animals “now must be held in protecting custody whereas the court docket battles start,” Dennison famous within the launch. “State regulation requires {that a} court docket choice be made inside 14 days. Nonetheless, typically that deadline is missed and the animals stay in protecting custody typically for a lot of months.”

One of the best ways to assist these animals right now is through donations. To make a tax-deductible contribution to the SOS fund, donate on-line, by telephone at 603-772-2921 x120, or by mail: New Hampshire SPCA, PO Field 196, Stratham, NH 03885. 

Meals donations can be made on-line through the NHSPCA’s want record. 

Dozens of farm fowl, a couple of canine, a cow, and a snake have been additionally taken to different shelters from this neglect state of affairs. 

Moreover, the Division of Kids, Youth and Households took the three juveniles that have been dwelling on the Northwood property into their care, police mentioned. 

Kline now faces 16 misdemeanor prices of animal neglect, three misdemeanor prices of endangering the welfare of a kid, and two misdemeanor prices of possession of wildlife.

Northwood police acquired help with the investigation from the NHSPCA, the New Hampshire Division of Agriculture, the New Hampshire State Veterinarian’s Workplace, the Northwood Veterinary Hospital, Pope Memorial SPCA, Dwell and Let Dwell Farm, and the New Hampshire Animal Rescue League.