July 22, 2013 in Idaho

2 face charges in Idaho animal cruelty cases

Associated Press

LEWISTON, Idaho — Officials say animal cruelty charges are pending against two people in north-central Idaho in separate cases.

The Lewiston Tribune reports that Jonathan A. McKenney has been charged with misdemeanor animal cruelty after prosecutors said three malnourished dogs were taken from his Clearwater County residence. McKenney is expected to enter a plea on Wednesday.

In a separate case, Clearwater County Prosecutor Clayne Tyler says charges are pending against a woman after police found 22 cats and five small dogs inside her home. Clearwater Humane Society Director Sherrie Chambers says the animals were sick, had been living in a home covered in feces and urine, and most had never been outside. Those animals have been placed in foster homes for now.

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