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Warren women face animal cruelty charges

Two Warren women face cruelty to animals charges for their alleged mistreatment of two 6-month-old puppies — one of which died.

Hannah R. Sutliff, 21, of 323 Prospect St., Apt. B, and Elizabeth A. Sutliff, 42, of 323 Prospect St., Apt. A, each face two counts of aggravated cruelty to animals — causing serious bodily injury or death (felonies of the third degree); and two misdemeanor counts of cruelty to animals.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, a witness filed an animal cruelty report through Warren County humane officers, who reported the complaint at about 3 p.m. on Aug. 26.

City of Warren Police responded to the scene with a search warrant less than two hours later, according to the affidavit. They were allowed into the basement by Elizabeth Sutliff, Hannah Sutliff’s mother.

“Officers could hear an animal scratching on the door (of the ground floor apartment),” according to the affidavit. Elizabeth “Sutliff stated she last fed the dogs some scraps three days ago because they were her daughter’s dogs and she had not seen her in a while, nor was she caring for the animals.”

See Friday’s edition for complete coverage.

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