Racine County Circuit Court Judge Wayne Marik dropped 47 of the 171 animal mistreatment charges filed against former Orphan Kanines owner Debra Gray, according to a story in the Journal Times.

Marik dismissed those 47 counts because the animals were not examined. However, the remaining charges on 38 animals have not been dismissed, according to online circuit court records.

Caledonia police seized 63 dogs, 8 cats and a pig from the Orphan Kanines kennel at 1922 Kremer Avenue in May 2014. They took another 12 dogs and a second pig from a residence Gray owns on Main Street in the village. Gray charged with 85 misdemeanor counts of intentional mistreatment of animals and 1 count of operating an animal shelter without a license. A couple of weeks later the state filed an amended complaint with 85 misdemeanor counts of intentionally providing inadequate shelter to an animal.

Since then, all animals who were deemed healthy enough have been adopted into new homes.

 

 

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Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for Patch.com, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.