By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun
1:00 PM EST, February 22, 2013
The operator of an animal rescue has been charged with neglecting nearly two dozen dogs, including three that had to be euthanized, according to the Baltimore County State's attorney's office.
Baltimore County police arrested Anthony Joseph Geer, 29, in Dorchester County Thursday. The Cambridge resident faces twenty-three counts of animal cruelty, after police and animal control officers said they found 18 puppies and five dogs caged in poor conditions at residential home in the 8600 block of Quentin Avenue Jan. 24.
The state's attorney's office says Geer operated and advertised the Baltimore Animal Rescue Network. A phone number listed on the organization's website was disconnected and there is no listed address.
According to online court records, Geer also faces active marijuana possession charges filed in Baltimore County in November. It is unclear whether Geer has an attorney.
He is being held at the Dorchester County Detention Center on $30,000 bail.
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