Woman charged with nine counts of animal cruelty after more animals found at Marion’s facility
More than a week after this accusation, Lollypop Farm Humane Law Enforcement investigators returned to Reaves Animal Farm. Investigators said they found pot-bellied pigs, dogs, cats, emus and a lizard living in “unsanitary and inhumane conditions”.
Reaves was charged after that investigation, including for excessive driving, torture and harming animals. Lollypop Farm said she could face up to a year in prison and a $1,000 fine if convicted of each of the 10 misdemeanor charges.
“This kind of animal neglect and abuse cannot be tolerated in our community,” said Reno Di Domenico, vice president of Humane Law Enforcement. with a body score of 1 out of 5. Others were discovered sick, encrusted with feces and severely lacking even the most basic needs like shelter, nutrition and water.
News10NBC’s Berkeley Brean spoke with Reaves on March 15 in response to the inquiry into his establishment. Reaves said the DEC took her exotic pets because of paperwork issues, not because she mistreated them. Reaves said she sold hundreds of rats.