I have a question: Who was taking care of the 13-year-old?

The Free Lance–Star:

A Ruther Glen woman was charged last week with five counts of animal cruelty after her pet dachshunds were found dead and decomposing in kennels at her Caroline County home.

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[Caroline County Commonwealth’s Attorney Tony Spencer] said the dogs were found dead in kennels on Gaylord’s Meadows Farm Road property and two other dogs were found alive, but severely dehydrated.

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Spencer said that during the civil hearing, Gaylord told the judge she had been out of town and left the dogs in the care of her 13-year-old daughter.

She testified that she came home to find the dogs dead, even after reminding her daughter daily to feed them and provide them with water, Spencer said.

Uh, child neglect, anybody?

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