Charged: Police Slap Founder of Akron Area Animal Shelter With Animal Cruelty Charges

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AKRON, OH (WOIO) - Akron Police have charged the founder of "Heaven Can Wait" animal rescue shelter and the founder's mother for animal cruelty.

More than 100 dogs and cats seized from the privately run animal rescue organization Tuesday afternoon.

Founder Heather E. Nagel and Patricia Mihaly were each charged with 15 counts of animal cruelty.

The Sanitation Supervisor condemned the building and then the police conducted a search warrant and removed the animals.

70 cats and 38 dogs were taken to the Humane Society of Greater Akron in Peninsula.

Officials say the animals appear to be in pretty good shape.

"Heaven Can Wait" rescues animals from local pounds that euthanize animals.

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