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Animal Cruelty Charges for Ashburn Woman

Loudoun Animals Services: assistance is available for residents with unwanted pets.

Animal Cruelty Charges for Ashburn Woman

Anna L. Brunk, of Ashburn, has been charged with charged with animal cruelty following the discovery of a dead dog that belonged to her at a residence in Waterford.

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office assisted Loudoun County Animal Control during a recent search of a home in Waterford where they discovered the deceased animal and subsequently charged Brunk. Conviction carries a maximum penalty of 12 months in jail and $2,500 in fines.

Animal Services declined say why the warrant was obtained for the Waterford home.

“This is a tragic circumstance and outcome that could have been avoided, because we live in a community where many resources exist for the purpose of re-homing pets,” said Animal Services Director Tom Koenig in a press release about the incident. “As a county resource, we implore citizens to contact Animal Services or any one of the many non-profit agencies in the region for assistance if they are unable to care for or no longer wish to own their pets.”

The Loudoun County Department of Animal Services is located at 39820 Charles Town Pike, Waterford, VA 20197.  Animal Services can be reached seven days a week by calling 703-777-0406.  Department information can be found at www.loudoun.gov/animals.

The previous information was supplied by the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office and, where charges were made, does not indicate a conviction. For questions about this article, email dusty@patch.com.

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