BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Prosecutors on Tuesday filed 14 counts of felony animal cruelty against a woman accused of running an unlicensed boarding and training operation where dead and neglected animals were found.
Annie Schreiber, 22, pleaded not guilty to the charges Tuesday afternoon and Judge Chad Louie ordered her held on $140,000 bail — $10,000 for each count.
Schreiber’s attorney, Jared Thompson of Humphrey & Thompson, said he will file a motion for bail review, noting it’s rare for a judge to stack counts when setting bail.
Thompson said Schreiber denies the accusations.
“We believe there is a very different narrative to this incident than what the prosecution is putting forth right now and we have to do our investigation and discovery and work the case through,” he said.
Prosecutor Andrea Kohler declined comment due to the ongoing investigation.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled Oct. 7.
On Aug. 11, police and Animal Control officers searched three properties connected to Schreiber and found 11 dead dogs, according to the Bakersfield Police Department. Officers also found three cats and 29 dogs suffering from neglect.
The investigation began after a neighbor reported a foul odor coming from a home in the 100 block of Bernard Street, police said.
The other homes were in the 9000 block of Centennial Court and 15000 block of Oakencroft Drive.
Several of the animals were microchipped and most of the owners have been located, police said.
Anyone who has had pets in the care of Schreiber is asked to call the BPD at 661-327-7111.