Pomona woman accused of animal abuse

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Authorities say about 30 animals, mostly dogs and some cats, were rescued Wednesday from a Spook Rock Road home in Wesley Hills.

Police say the owner of the animals, 73-year-old Carol O'Connell, kept the animals caged and covered in their waste.

Officials with the local Society for the Prevention Cruelty to Animals believe O'Connell, who was taken to the hospital for evaluation, somehow got in over her head. The SPCA says it recently got a tip about the deplorable conditions after a repair man visited the house to fix its furnace.

O'Connell faces animal abuse charges. The animals were taken to Hi-Tor Animal Care Center in Pomona where they'll be fed, cleaned up and evaluated by a veterinarian.

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