Dozens of Animals Removed from Ironwood Home

Dozens of Animals Removed from Ironwood Home

Created: August 08, 2018 05:42 PM

An Ironwood woman faces a felony charge after authorities removed dozens of animals from her home.

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The Gogebic County Sheriff's Animal Control Officer removed four dogs, seven cats, twenty rabbits, two ducks, a raven, a seagull, and a snake from the woman's home on Tuesday.  The officer says the animals were not being properly cared for.

Sheriff Pete Matonich says 37-year-old Crystal Marie Lotzer was arraigned Wednesday on a felony charge of animal cruelty and a misdemeanor charge of failure to provide care.  She remained in jail as of late Wednesday afternoon, with bond set at $30,000.

The Department of Natural Resources and HOPE Animal Shelter assisted sheriff's deputies in providing care to the animals.

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