Two charged in Oak Hill after leaving 22 cats to starve and die

OAK HILL, WV (WOAY) – Two people from Oak Hill are facing 22 counts of animal cruelty charges.

According to the Oak Hill Police Department, David Woodrow Adams, 45, and Amanda Dawn White, 39, were charged with the abuses after 22 cats were discovered left in an apartment on Pacwood Drive in Oak Hill. The two suspects had been renting the apartment and had moved out around July 1.

The complaint was called in by the landlord who had discovered the cats left in the apartment on August 2, 2020, at around 8:30 am.

The cats had been left in the apartment for over a month without food or water.  Several cats were found dead.

The Fayette County Animal Control Officer assisted Oak Hill Police, and the cats were taken to the Fayette County Humane Shelter.

All officers involved described the interior conditions of the apartment was the worst they had encountered.

Both suspects are being arraigned currently in front of a Fayette County Magistrate, and their bond has been set at 25,000 dollars each.

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