Lincoln County Animal Services said they removed a variety of neglected pets from a Lincolnton residence Tuesday and arrested the owner for animal cruelty after agency officials had been called to the home two previous times this month.
Albert Walter-Lee Bradshaw Jr., 22, of 1420 Rhodes Rhyne Road, was charged with one count of cruelty to animals and released on a $2,500 secured bond, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
Animal Services removed three dogs, including two Pitt Bulls and one Chihuahua, four cats and one python from the residence and had them evaluated by a local vet, Public Information Officer Kim Green told the Times-News on Thursday.
The animals are currently staying at the Lincoln County Animal Shelter until completion of the court case, Green said. They are not available for adoption.
Agency officials had already been working with the animals’ owner about relinquishing them voluntarily.
An investigation into the case is ongoing, and further details could not be released at this time.