February 26, 2024
Annapolis, US 45 F

Millersville man charged with animal cruelty

Sean McDermott

On June 30, 2016 at approximately 1:00 a.m., Animal Control responded to assist Anne Arundel County Police with an injured cat found inside a home at the 8300 block of Hope Point Court. Anne Arundel County Police Officers had concerns for the animal’s well-being and immediately contacted Animal Control to assist with providing veterinary treatment for the cat. The cat, dubbed Charlie, was transported to the Anne Arundel County Emergency Veterinary Hospital where he was stabilized overnight. Later in the morning Charlie was picked up from AAVEC and transported to Waugh Chapel Animal Hospital by Animal Control for long term treatment.

According to veterinary documents Charlie sustained burns over a large portion of his body approximately ten days to two weeks prior to Charlie being found by AACOPD. Charges of animal cruelty have been filed against the owner of the cat, Sean Todd McDermott, 53, of Hope Point Court in Millersville.

Charlie is expected to fully recover but he will have a long road ahead and need extensive treatments due to the nature of his wounds. Anne Arundel County Animal Control is grateful to Waugh Chapel Animal Hospital who maintains an account for use for our animals that need more treatment than the shelter can provide. Monetary donations are accepted to this account from individuals wishing to help with Charlie’s recovery or donations could be made to Friends of Anne Arundel County Animal Control for “Charlie”. Charlie is not currently available for adoption but Anne Arundel County and Waugh Chapel have hopes for a full recovery and for him to be adopted in to a loving new home.


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