Ericka Dawn Otwell, 37 of Rome, was arrested this week after reports said she starved two dogs to near death at her home on Barker Road,

Reports said that a medium-sized adult dog was found inside a chain link fence with its ribs, spine and hip bones visible through its fur.  A larger dog was also found without adequate food, water and veterinary care. This dog’s hip bones were also visible though its matted fur.  The dogs were found inside an undersized wire kennel.

Otwell is charged with two counts aggravated cruelty to animals.