RAEFORD, N.C. (AP) – Authorities in North Carolina have arrested the operators of a no-kill animal shelter after at least 600

animals were found in conditions that the sheriff called “awful and very sad.” Hoke County Sheriff Hubert Peterkin said in a

statement that Stephen Joseph Spear and Linden Spear are charged with four counts of animal cruelty and one count of drug

possession.

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