The village deems the home where Renee K. Mobley lives "uninhabitable."
PHELPS — A Phelps woman who had been charged and convicted of animal cruelty charges in the past is facing new charges.
Renee K. Mobley, 33, of 29 Banta St., has been charged with 15 misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty and having unlicensed and unvaccinated animals, according to the Ontario County Humane Society.
Mobley also is charged with endangering the welfare of a child and second-degree criminal contempt, also misdemeanors.
The charges stem from an investigation at the Banta Street home, which village code enforcement has deemed uninhabitable. The investigation also involved the Phelps Police Department, Ontario County Probation and Child Protective Services.
Investigators on Aug. 31 discovered unsanitary and uninhabitable living conditions where Mobley was living, according to Ontario County Humane Society Chief William McGuigan.
Besides a juvenile and Mobley, 13 cats and kittens and two dogs lived at the residence, which was filled with animal feces, urine, garbage and raw sewage, according to the Humane Society.
“From what officers told me, it was very, very bad,” McGuigan said.
No one on Thursday answered a knock at the open door of the two-story home, which along with many well-kempt homes is on a residential village street near the library.
A downstairs window also was open. Although the lawn appeared mowed, two large trash bins sat outside the home. An orange sign that reads, "Not to be occupied" and "that all persons vacate, cease and desist from occupancy and use of these premises," is duct-taped to the home.
Mobley was charged with animal cruelty related to an incident on Maryland Road in Phelps in 2015. Authorities then were called to investigate multiple reports of miniature horses running loose, some of which impeded traffic, Ontario County sheriff's deputies said at the time.
In 2016, she was found guilty of 18 charges of animal cruelty after a miniature horse was found dead and several other animals had no food or water on her property.
McGuigan said in the most recent incident, the animals were seized and most were dehydrated and none had proper veterinary care. None of them had life-threatening conditions, he said.
The animals’ condition has improved since they received care, he added.
Mobley is scheduled to appear in Phelps Town Court at a later date.