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Update On Dedham Animal Abuse Case 

Here’s an update on a story we told you about a few weeks ago involving alleged animal abuse in Dedham.Animal welfare agent Chrissy Perry says the owner of those animals, Jean Marie Ahearn of Dedham, has hired an attorney and will try to get the horses returned to her.Three weeks ago animal welfare agents rescued six horses and two cats from her property. A few days later a litter of kittens was also removed from the property.Perry says a hearing on possession of the horses was scheduled for Thursday in Ellsworth but not it’s been pushed back. Neighbors told state animal welfare officers the animals were routinely left for weeks at a time with no food or water and no shelter during the winter.