Michigan man charged after 164 dogs found in, around home

EAST BAY TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A 72-year-old northern Michigan man has been charged with animal abuse and neglect after authorities said 164 dogs were found in and around his Traverse City-area home.

The Traverse City Record-Eagle reports that Raymond Feagles of East Bay Township pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Tuesday.

Grand Traverse County and township officials discovered the dogs Friday as they were conducting a court-sanctioned cleanup of the property as part of an earlier blight case. The newspaper says the dogs were inside and outside the home.

Attorney Paul Jarboe, who represented Feagles during Tuesday’s hearing, said he has requested a court-appointed lawyer due to Feagles’ limited finances.