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Investigation Continues in Animal Neglect Case

MITCHELL - (February 14, 2022) - An investigation continues in the animal neglect case of 12 dogs that were removed from a home in the 500 block of Harrison Road.

Lawrence County Sheriff's Department started an investigation in May 2021, after being contacted by the Lawrence County Animal Control officer Lola Nicholson about the neglect of 12 dogs.

The dog's owner April Richardson Bonney passed away on February 16th, 2021,her daughter Sarah Castro, who lives out of state; asked animal control if they could go check on the animals in April. The animals at that time checked alright, according to Castro.

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A second request was made to check on the animals in May however found a different situation.

When animal control officer Lola Nicholson arrived, she found the animals in poor condition and left unattended at the home. According to Bonney the dogs were found to have bruising and not properly cared for.

There was a total of 12 dogs found at the residence which included 6 Huskies and 6 Hybrid Wolf dogs. The 6 Huskies are now being cared for by Robin Compton, and 6 Hybrid Wolf dogs was taken to an animal sanctuary in Wisconsin.

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All of the animals at this time are doing fine and being well cared for.

The Lawrence County Zephyr will continue to update this story.

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