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NEW BERN, NC - SEPTEMBER 14: Volunteers from all over North Carolina help rescue residents and their pets from their flooded homes during Hurricane Florence September 14, 2018 in New Bern, North Carolina. Hurricane Florence made landfall in North Carolina as a Category 1 storm and flooding from the heavy rain is forcing hundreds of people to call for emergency rescues in the area around New Bern, North Carolina, which sits at the confluence of the Nuese and Trent rivers. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Last week in Lenoir, more than sixty neglected animals were rescued after it was discovered that they were living in a hoarding situation. Out of the sixty, there were various sizes and breeds of dogs that were found in a shack covered in mud, feces, and urine.

According to a release by the ASPCA, the owner of the animals, Lisa Marie Hendren Meatyard, was charged with felony cruelty to animals and a misdemeanor charge of allowing animals to live in crowded or unsanitary conditions. Part of her plea deal included agreeing to surrender all animals. This isn’t the first time the individual has faced similar charges. Back in October of 2020 she was charged and convicted of five counts of cruelty to animals.

The dogs received care from Caldwell County Animal Control before being relocated to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Animal Control where they will be available for adoption. Read more and see the photos here.