Ruth Elizabeth Maxwell

Lansing woman charged with two counts of animal cruelty.

Ruth Elizabeth Maxwell, 25 of Lansing has been charged in connection with the severe starvation of two dogs under her  care in November 2009. The first dog named by the ICAC staff as Emmy died shortly after her arrival. According to staff at ICAC  it was one of the worst cases of malnutrition they’d ever seen. A second dog was later discovered by Officer Y. Gaines that was  in similar condition after officers visited Maxwell’s home.