SHERIDAN (WWJ/AP) – Authorities say a 57-year-old woman is facing animal cruelty charges after more than 60 animals were confiscated from her Montcalm County home.

A warrant was issued for Nancy Muller for abandoning/cruelty to 10 or more animals, a felony punishable by up to four years in prison. She has not yet been arraigned.

Authorities said that in October they found 52 dogs and 10 cats at Muller’s home in Sheridan, about 35 miles northeast of Grand Rapids.

Montcalm County Animal Control told WOOD-TV the dogs were Chihuahuas, pit bulls, Maltese and several other medium-size breeds. Officials say the animals were living in poor conditions because Muller couldn’t care for all of them. Most eventually were put up for adoption, while some with behavioral and medical problems were taken in by rescues.

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