WEYBRIDGE - On Nov. 5, The Addison County Humane Society reported to The Vermont State Police New Haven Barracks alleged animal abuse at the residence of Connie L. Landon, age 33, located at 58 Lafountain Ln. in Weybridge.
The Humane Society reported that on Nov. 4, Landon voluntarily signed a statement of surrender for her St. Bernard dog named Oreo. The Humane Society reported that the dog was suffering from deep lacerations around its neck as a result of its embedded collar. The Humane Society also reported that the dog was severely underweight with its hip bones and ribs clearly visible under the dogs skin. The Humane society also reported the dog had multiple burdocks on his coat.
A veterinarian examination revealed the dogs weight was approximately 85 pounds.
The typical weight for a St. Bernard as reported by the Vet is approximately 110 pounds.
On Nov. 6, the Addison County Humane Society, Vermont State Police, and a representative from the Middlebury Animal Hospital executed a search warrant at the Landon property.
While at the property a malnourished German Shepherd dog named Digger was located. The German Shepherd was located behind a mobile home at the property chained to a foundation support. The dog was entangled in his chain and had only a few feet of movement. The dog was standing in garbage and debris and there was a rusty fencing in close proximity to the dog. The dog had no food or water, it was covered in burdocks, and had insufficient shelter. A later veterinarian examination revealed the dogs weight was approximately 65 pounds. The typical weight for a German Shepherd as reported by the vet is approximately 85 pounds.
Landon was booked at the New Haven State Police Barracks and issued a citation to appear in Addison District Court on Dec. 7 for cruelty to animals (two counts).