Animal Abuse Charges Filed in Pine County

Updated: 12/27/2013 4:41 PM
Created: 12/27/2013 4:38 PM
By: Laurie Stribling

Charges have been filed in an animal abuse case from September in Pine County.

Pine County deputies said Kathleen Mary Doenz, 65, and Gloria Irene Carlson, 86, have been charged with five felonies related to animal abuse. The pair also faces 5 gross misdemeanor and 4 misdemeanor counts. 

The charges come after investigators said they found horses, dogs and other animals abused and neglected on their property in Pine County.

Search warrants were carried out at several properties and at different times during the investigation.

Many of the animals had to be euthanized. More than 100 abused animals were found.

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