Report: Charges Filed After Police Find 7 Abandoned Pets, Dead Dog In Home

OIL CITY (KDKA) — Charges were filed against a man and a woman in Oil City after police found a number of abandoned pets in a home last week.

According to, 40-year-old Terry Shane Bressette, of Sharon, Pa., and 30-year-old Amanda Bressette, of Union City, are facing eight counts of cruelty to animals charges. reports that Oil City police responded to a home on Glenview Avenue on Sept. 13 for a report of abandoned animals. An employee of the landlord told police he needed to go into the house to shut the water off. When he did, he found three cats and four dogs that had allegedly been abandoned. says the animals were “filthy and appeared to be emaciated.” The house was also described as filthy.

A dog was also found dead in the home, according to The dog had been locked in an upstairs bedroom.

The Venango County animal rescue team sent the three cats and four dogs to the Franklin Animal Clinic for treatment.

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