Animal shelter workers charged in neglect
Two officials of a Long Beach animal shelter raided in August have been criminally charged with neglect, the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office said Monday.
Alexia Tyraki-Kyrkland, 39, and Gloria Ramos, also 39, face 13 counts of cruelty to animals. The women are executives with Noah’s Ark Animal Rescue, a home for dogs and cats.
About 300 animals were allegedly housed in filthy conditions in a warehouse on Redondo Avenue in Long Beach. Tyraki-Kyrkland had contended the cats and dogs were not mistreated.