A Bloomfield area woman, who had to surrender 16 of the 19 dogs she kept, has been charged with assaulting police.
Ruth Butts’ appeal of an order to find new homes for the animals was dismissed in Picton Provincial Court on Wednesday. She and her mother, Paula Deininger, were told in July to remove within a week six of the nine dogs they had at the time, as well as all the chickens, ducks, geese and rabbits running loose at their home on Wilson Road.
The O-P-P and Prince Edward Animal Control Officers seized all but three of 19 dogs at the house yesterday, and one of the police officers was assaulted. Butts, who is 44, was arrested and charged with assaulting a peace officer and obstructing a peace officer, and will appear in court on November 25th.
The County’s Bylaw Enforcement Officer, Gary Davis, says the dogs are being assessed at an undisclosed location, and Animal Control will return to the home next Thursday to ensure the women have removed, as ordered yesterday, all of the fowl and over 60 rabbits.