- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 30, 2015

CANON CITY, Colo. (AP) - A judge has ruled there was probable cause to seize more than three dozen neglected dogs from a Penrose home.

The Canon City Daily Record reports (https://goo.gl/2arvBA ) Fremont County Judge Norman Cooling made his decision Tuesday after attorneys for 58-year-old Demaris “Dee” Chess argued there was not sufficient probable cause to impound all of the dogs.

Sheriff’s deputies seized 37 dogs, mostly Australian cattle dog mixes, from Chess’ home Sept. 16. Many of the dogs were emaciated and dehydrated.

A veterinarian treated several of the animals with fluids and for minor injuries before they were taken to two local animal shelters.

A phone number listed for Chess has been disconnected. She is charged with 37 counts of misdemeanor animal cruelty.

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Information from: Canon City Daily Record, https://www.canoncitydailyrecord.com/

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