Northwood woman faces 21 charges following animal neglect, child endangerment probe

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NORTHWOOD –– A local woman faces 21 misdemeanor charges after authorities discovered severe animal neglect and child endangerment at her property last week.

Robbin T. Kline, 47, of 141 Upper Deerfield Road, turned herself into the Northwood Police Department on Sept. 5, following a search warrant executed at her property on Aug. 31.

The initial search, part of an ongoing animal neglect investigation, resulted in the seizure of 63 animals from the property.

The Northwood Police Department, assisted by the New Hampshire State Veterinary Office, reported extreme neglect in the conditions the animals were kept in.

The New Hampshire Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NH SPCA) was contacted to facilitate the care and housing of the animals.

However, due to a large seizure from another case the week before, additional animal rescue centers were called upon to assist.

The New Hampshire Fish and Game was also requested at the scene after two native animals were found penned on the property.

NH Conservation Officers subsequently removed these animals.

During the search, the residence on the property was deemed unfit, leading to the removal of three juveniles by the Department of Children, Youth and Families.

Kline is now charged with 16 counts of animal neglect, three counts of endangering the welfare of a child, and two counts of possession of wildlife.

The Northwood Police Department expressed gratitude towards the NH Department of Agriculture, the NH State Veterinarian’s Office, the NH SPCA, the Northwood Veterinary Hospital, Pope Memorial SPCA, Live and Let Live Farm, and the NH Animal Rescue League for their assistance in this case.

The department is urging anyone wishing to help to donate to any of the aforementioned animal rescue agencies.

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