A Cambridge man was arrested Thursday nearly a month after being charged with and charged with animal cruelty involving at least 18 puppies at a Parkville animal shelter.
Anthony Joseph Geer, 29, faces 23 counts of animal cruelty in connection with the incident.
Police officers found the puppies and 5 dogs "in deplorable condition" at Baltimore Animal Rescue Network, in the 8600 block of Quentin Avenue, on Jan. 24, according to a news release from the office of Baltimore County State's Attorney Scott Shellenberger.
Three of the puppies had to be euthanized immediately due to their condition.
A booking photo of Geer was not made immediately available by the Dorchester County Sherriff's Department. Charging documents are attached to this article as a .pdf.
Geer was arrested Feb. 21 in Dorchester after the Baltimore County State's Attorney's office charged him late last month following a joint effort between the Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore County Animal Control, the release states.
He is being held on $30,000 bond at the Dorchester County Detention Center.
"Officers responded based on a complaint to animal control about the location," said John Cox, a spokesman for the states attorney's office. The charges were then filed by the Animal Abuse Unit at the States Attorney's Office.
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