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Animals taken from Woodbine couple charged with cruelty, up for adoption

Posted at 2:32 PM, Oct 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-08 23:26:46-04

WOODBINE, Md. (WMAR) — The Howard County Animal Control and Adoption Center is putting several abused animals up for adoption.

54 animals were recovered from a Woodbine couple who are now charged with 100 counts each of animal cruelty.

On September 21, officials rescued 50 dogs, three turtles, and a parrot after a complaint was made that an illegal puppy mill was operating out of the couple's basement.

Glenn Andrew Hopple, 58, and Candace Elizabeth Berry, 66, both of the 16400 block of Frederick Road, were charged with failing to provide sufficient food, shelter, space and veterinary care to the animals, and causing unnecessary pain and suffering.

If convicted, they could face 90 days in jail and a $1,000.00 fine for each count.

For a full list of animals ready for adoption, click here.