CLINTON — A second person has been charged with animal neglect resulting from the discovery of nine dogs covered in feces and blood in a Clinton home last week.

Thomas Mauk, 34, is charged with nine counts of animal neglect, police announced today. Teresa Muhs, 33, was charged Feb. 21 with nine counts of animal neglect.

A Clinton Police Department release states that around 7:15 p.m. Feb. 21, the Clinton Humane Society requested police assistance at 422 Fourth Ave. North to remove pit bull dogs from the residence. Officers located eight live dogs and one deceased dog. The residence was found to have no power, heat or water. An owner of the residence allowed dogs to be removed from the house and taken to the Clinton Humane Society.

The release states the dogs were covered in feces and blood. The homeowner claimed the dogs were fighting inside the residence. She was allegedly unable to control them so she called for assistance. The homeowner alleged one dog was killed by another dog.

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