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Mary Kay
Nelson – who previously operated Noah’s Friends Animal Sanctuary in Orange
Cove, California – is now being charged with animal cruelty in a case involving
145 animals.

Conditions

The case
was opened when three cats and 142 dogs were seized from Nelson’s ‘no kill
shelter’, ill and emaciated.

According
to Central California SPCA
(CCSPCA), the animals at the shelter were being
starved, living in confined areas, and covered in their own excrement.

Ailments

Over 80
percent of the dogs were reportedly infected with tick-borne illnesses, Anaplasma
and Ehrlichia – while 65 percent tested postive for parasites.

The animals
are now in the care of the CCSPCA.

Emily Court

Emily Court is a writer and content creator published in Plant Based News, Raise Vegan, Living Vegan and The Financial Diet. A self-described "recovering vegan hothead," she is now a pragmatic member of Vancouver's vibrant and growing plant-powered community. Hailing from Halifax, Nova Scotia, she holds a BA in Spanish and certificate in Intercultural Communication from Dalhousie University, where her thesis focused on topics of cultural and gender-based discrimination. She aims to apply a privilege-conscious and culturally sensitive approach to her work in all fields.