Live Oak woman arrested on over 80 counts of animal cruelty, says SCSO

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LIVE OAK, Fla. (WCJB) - The Suwannee County Sheriff's Office arrested a Live Oak woman on Thursday, June 20th on over 80 counts of Aggravated Animal Cruelty after being called to a residence in the 16400 block of 77th Road.

According to a statement posted on the Suwannee County Sheriff's Office's Facebook page, the responding deputy and Animal Control Officers began to smell the odor of animal urine 50 yards from 54-year-old Jennifer Ann Dyviniak's mobile home.

Once they entered the residence, they discovered 50 cats and 34 dogs roaming free inside of it. Many of the animals appeared to be malnourished and there was feces scattered throughout Dyvniak's home.

According to the Suwannee County Sheriff's Office, Dyvniak had previously voluntarily surrendered approximately thirty animals to Animal Control. Those animals were examined by a veterinarian, who determined that all of the animals were suffering from mange as well as secondary skin infections.

Dyvniak was arrested and transported to the Suwannee County Jail where she has been charged with 84 counts of Aggravated Animal Cruelty.

The animals have been seized by Animal Control and are currently being treated by a veterinarian at the Suwannee County Animal Shelter.