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East Liverpool woman charged for trying to stop rescue of dogs from 'horrendous' conditions

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An East Liverpool woman is facing criminal charges after allegedly interfering with proceedings to condemn a home and rescue several dogs. 

According to police, 55-year-old Dorothy Eddy was charged with resisting arrest and obstructing official business. 

Police say the City Planning, Service Safety, Police Department, Stowers Brothers and County Dog Pound joined forces Wednesday to condemn the home which housed six dogs and an undetermined amount of cats.

Living conditions were deemed uninhabitable by humans with trash strewn across the floor. A police report says the conditions were "horrendous". 

A police report says that as the Dog Warden was attempting to remove the dogs from the home Eddy lied about how many there were, before locking a dog inside the house so officials couldn't get to it. 

Police say a family member unlocked the door to the home, but Eddy placed herself in the doorway and tried to close the door again. 

An officer allegedly grabbed Eddy by the arm and tried to move her away, but Eddy reportedly struggled against the officer. 

At that point, police say Eddy was told that she was under arrest. A report says officers had to try several times to get her under control, resorting to taking her to the ground. 

A report says Eddy's son had to be restrained from stepping in. 

Once placed in the car, Eddy allegedly tried to kick out the windows of the police cruiser. 

 The house was condemned and boarded up, with the owner instructed to only be on the premises making repairs with consent from the Planning Department.

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