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NE Tennessee mother, daughter charged with 68 counts of animal cruelty each

Jeff Bobo • Apr 22, 2013 at 4:16 PM

MOORESBURG — A Hawkins County mother and daughter were charged Sunday with 68 counts of animal cruelty after a large number and variety of animals were allegedly found to be malnourished living in “unfit” conditions.

Ann Shirley Barber, 72, 601 Rt. 31, Mooresburg; and her daughter Michelle Ann Barber, 51, 603 Rt. 31, Mooresburg, were arrested Sunday following a two day Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office investigation.

Among the animals found at the Barber residences were 28 dogs, 18 rabbits, eight casts, six chickens, four goats, two horses, one pony and one donkey.