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ARVADA (AP) â Police have arrested two people after allegedly finding 13 dead cats and two dead dogs in a home in the Denver suburb of Arvada.

Authorities say 21-year-old Marie Woodward and 22-year-old Joshua Vaughn were arrested Wednesday on suspicion of animal cruelty.

Officers say they discovered the dead animals while trying to serve a warrant for a code enforcement violation on Woodward. Police say Vaughn lives at the home where the animals were found, and Woodward used to live there.

Officers recovered two live dogs and four live cats from the house and took them to the Table Mountain Animal Center for treatment.

Police spokeswoman Susan Medina says authorities are investigating a claim by Woodward that she was part of an animal rescue operation.

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Disgusting! Lock ’em up…

cestlaguerre

2/19/2009 8:13:33 AM

How about, “Mental illness sucks! Help ’em.”

Manioca35

2/19/2009 8:17:11 AM

It’s OK just give them an ankle bracelet and keep them in Arvada.

Kevein_Strien

2/19/2009 8:44:25 AM

sometimes it is mental illness, sometimes not.my understanding is that these two were involved in an animal rescue group…they were probably making money off these animals at some point.this is not an unusual story and just drives home the point that people need to be aware of who they are buying their pets from…groups like this are often seen at petsmart/petco on the weekends.some are doing a great job and are legitimate, some not.

just_ice

2/19/2009 9:45:08 AM

There are lots of details missing in this “story”.With animal rescue groups like that…. wow!Or perhaps, “The road to hell is paved with good intentions…”

smithomon

2/19/2009 10:05:55 AM

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