Woman accused of animal cruelty


MORRISVILLE — A Madison County woman has been charged with improperly caring for fowl.

State police said Clara A. Neil, 35, did not provide food and water to six chickens and two ducks. Troopers said the ducks were found dead on her Williams Road property. Neil was taken into custody on Thursday.

Neil is charged with eight counts of animal cruelty, a misdemeanor, troopers said. She was released on an appearance ticket and will reappear in court on Feb. 28.


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