Lynchburg woman charged with animal cruelty, 33 dogs and 12 birds seized

LYNCHBURG, VA (WDBJ7) -- In Lynchburg, 33 dogs and 12 birds were seized from a home.

The Police Department and Animal Control united responded to a welfare check on animals Wednesday.

The 33 dogs and 12 birds were seized from the property and taken to the Lynchburg Humane Society.

As a result of the investigation, 53-year-old Laura Wiegert of Lynchburg was charged with five counts of misdemeanor Animal Cruelty.