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Boardman woman accused of abandoning kittens

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BOARDMAN, Ohio - Police have charged a township woman in connection with a litter of kittens found abandoned in a trash can.

56-year-old Valerie Thomas appeared in court yesterday on a charge of animal cruelty.

Thomas lives at Martin's Mobile Home Estates, where on June 29, a neighbor found three kittens that someone had discarded in a trash can.

According to a police report, a resident of the mobile home park heard the sound of cats crying coming from a trash can.  Looking inside the can, she found two newborn kittens inside a white plastic bag. The neighbor took the kittens inside her home.

Police inspected the  trash can and discovered a third kitten that later lost its life.

Thomas is scheduled to appear in court again next month.

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