A Strasburg woman was charged with several counts of animal cruelty recently, according to the Shenandoah County Sheriff's Office.
Margaret Elizabeth Gonzalez, 36, of 14447 Back Road, was charged April 27 with four counts of animal cruelty, three counts of failing to provide clean shelter and three counts of failing to obtain a dog license.
Deputies were dispatched to 3392 Main St. on April 27 for an anonymous request to check the welfare of the dogs, Maj. Scott Proctor said. He said the dogs were in a house being fed, but not cleaned up after.
The animals' living environment was deemed unhealthy, Proctor said.
Gonzalez is scheduled to appear in Shenandoah County General District Court on May 11.