City Woman, Juvenile Charged In Animal Cruelty Case

Christine R. Emming, 40, of Jamestown has been charged with 10 counts of cruelty to animals after a dog was found dead in her Prendergast Avenue apartment.

Jamestown police report arriving to 1101 Prendergast Ave., Apt. 1, for a report of a burglary involving a deceased dog. An investigation revealed Emming and a 16-year-old had 10 dogs in the house with deplorable living conditions that ended up killing one of the dogs. The apartment was found to have no utilities, no dog food, no running water and no proper care or nourishment for the dogs.

Emming and the 16-year-old were charged with 10 counts of overdriving, torturing and injuring animals; and failure to provide proper sustenance. The dog found dead in Emming’s home is scheduled to undergo a necropsy later today or tomorrow; the nine other dogs were removed from the location and are being cared for at a local animal shelter.

In addition to Emming, a 16-year-old youth has been charged. Both were arraigned in Jamestown City Court and taken to the Chautauqua County Jail. The investigation is continuing.