Karin Holmes charged with four counts of animal cruelty

Officers: Dogs kept in kennels not cared for

A Loxahatchee woman has been arrested on charges of animal cruelty.

Investigators from Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control received a call from Karin Holmes stating that she broke her leg and could not care for her five dogs.

Animal Care and Control says that Holmes had five large dogs that were kept in outside kennels.

Four of the dogs are adult pit bull mixes and the other was a German shepherd.

Officers say that there was a strong smell of urine and feces as they approached the kennels.

The dogs, according to investigators, had buckets of water that were dirty and full of green algae.

Holmes also had four Yorkshire terriers in the house that were in good health.

Officers say that Holmes told them that her husband owned the dogs and was incarcerated and she was not able to care for them after she broke her leg.

All of the large dogs, according to investigators, had health problems caused by neglect.

Animal care and Control officers say that the problems that the dogs suffered from began before Holmes broke her leg.

Holmes was charged with four counts of animal cruelty.

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