Sequim animal cruelty: Woman charged with 30 felonies; nearly 430 animals seized

A Sequim woman has been charged with 30 animal cruelty felonies after nearly 430 animals were seized from her farm over the span of two and a half years over what witnesses called "deplorable conditions." 

The Clallam County Sheriff's Office responded to animal cruelty reports at a residence on Toad Road back on Dec. 31, 2021. Witnesses said the animals appeared unfed and lacked veterinary care. 

The following month through Feb. 14, 2022, multiple search warrants were served and the following animals were seized: 

  • 1 Goat
  • 1 Emu
  • 2 Ferrets
  • 27 dogs
  • 207 poultry, ducks and geese

The animals were underweight, and most had other ailments from improper housing. None of the dogs were spayed or neutered and several were pregnant, according to the sheriff's office. 

Angela Jacobsen, 51, has been charged with 30 counts of first-degree cruelty to animals. 

If convicted, just one count of first-degree cruelty to animals is punishable by a maximum of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. 

Fast-forward to April 2, 2024. Deputies were called to Jacobsen's home again for similar complaints. With the assistance of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Center Valley Animal Rescue, Clallam County Humane Society and numerous volunteers, the following animals were rescued:

  • 15 dogs
  • 2 cats
  • 1 pig
  • 222 poultry, ducks, and geese

She was once again arrested and booked into Clallam County Jail for second-degree animal cruelty. Charges are still pending for the 2022 seizure.

You can donate to the Center Valley Animal Rescue here. They are taking in and treating these animals. 

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