Manchester couple wanted on animal cruelty charges

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MANCHESTER — Police are seeking the public’s help in locating a couple who are wanted on animal cruelty charges.

Police say they were notified of abandoned animals in a foreclosed home on Seames Drive in Manchester.

A neighbor told police that he had not seen the owner in at least two weeks and could see multiple cats through a window.

Responding officers could smell a strong odor of ammonia coming through an open window, and could see furniture inside flipped over, torn up, and covered in feces.

They also saw a deceased cat in the corner.

Several extremely thin cats could be seen on a couch.

They did not look well and appeared to be missing fur.

Police found no food or water left out for the animals.

Over several days, Manchester Police Animal Control located and removed ten cats suffering from serious health issues and four deceased from inside the home.

Through the investigation, police learned that the home’s owner was Meghan Williams, 42, of Manchester.

Also living in the house at the time was Robert Gerhold, 59, of Manchester.

Williams and Gerhold are unaccounted for and wanted on 14 counts of animal cruelty.

Anyone with information regarding their whereabouts should call the Manchester Police Department at 603-668-8711.

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