Woman faces 20 counts of animal cruelty in Carter County

John Thompson • Jul 27, 2019 at 3:51 PM

ELIZABETHTON — Christina Nicole Campbell, 30, appeared in Carter County General Sessions Court on Friday on 20 counts of animal cruelty.

The charges were placed on July 8 after a Carter County deputy reported finding 20 dogs caged on her Estep Hollow Road property on July 1. The deputy reported the dogs did not have food or shade and most did not have water.

The sheriff’s department said the the water that the few dogs had was green and stagnant. The deputy also reported a female dog with puppies that was so malnourished that she was unable to produce milk for her litter. The mother and puppies were removed by Animal Control on July 1. Two of the puppies died a few days later.

The sheriff’s department reported that the deputy returned on July 2, accompanied by an Animal Shelter employee to evacuate the remaining dogs. After evaluation, the Animal Shelter employee removed the remaining dogs from the property. The dogs were seen by a veterinarian, who found that they were all underweight and had hook worms, whip worms, coccidian parasites, and fleas.

The sheriff’s Department said Campbell turned herself in on the warrant on July 13. She bonded out and was arrested again on July 23 on a charge of violation of probation. Her next court appearance is set for Aug. 27 in Sessions Court. The sheriff’s department said she will continue to be held in jail until her court appearance.

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