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Man arrested on 16 counts of animal cruelty

Man arrested on 16 counts of animal cruelty

By Kristen Rademacher. CREATED Apr 12, 2014

TUCSON (KGUN 9 -TV) -  A  32-year old Maricopa County man has been charged with 16 counts of Animal Cruelty over the improper care of eight dogs (seven puppies, and one female adult).

Sheriff's detectives arrested Skyler Kelton at his home at 16918 W. Barwick Dr. in Surprise, AZ.

Maricopa County Animal Crimes detectives seized the eight animals after it was determined that they had been neglected and were in dire need of food and water along with medical attention.

According to detectives, the dogs were underweight and dehydrated and veterinarians stated the animals would have died if the neighbors and the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office had not intervened.