Questionable Care Continues: NH Woman Arrested for Leaving Dogs in Cold
ALEXANDRIA — A woman has been charged with animal neglect in Alexandria for leaving 22 dogs in frigid temperatures without proper water, and Bristol police tell NH1 News she is also going to face several counts of cruelty to animals in that town.
On Tuesday, Alexandria police seized 22 German Shepherds from a property owned by Jennifer "Bobbie" Choate, of Bristol.
The charges she is facing in Alexandria are a result of lack of proper shelter and water during the recent freezing temperatures, police said.
In December, two fires on Choate's property in Bristol killed almost three dozen German Shepherds. Bristol police and the New Hampshire SPCA had been investigating Choate for about two months before the first fire in Bristol.
The NH SPCA previously told NH1 News that Choate has a history of problematic behavior in Massachusetts.
Animal rights activists in New Hampshire have been calling for tougher animal cruelty laws.
In August, Gov. Chris Sununu revamped the Governor's Commission on the Humane Treatment of Animals after the seizure of 84 Great Danes from Christina Fays feces-filled mansion.
Fay was convicted on 10 counts of animal cruelty on Dec. 12. She was sentenced Dec. 21. Despite facing no jail time, a judge ordered her to pay almost $800,000 in restitution.