… we have a small favor to ask. Thousands of people have placed their trust in the Racine County Eye’s high-impact journalism because we focus on solutions-based journalism.

With no shareholders or billionaire owners, we can provide trustworthy journalism that focuses on helping readers.

Unlike many others, Racine County Eye's journalism is available for everyone to read, regardless of what they can afford to pay. We do this because we believe in information equality. Greater numbers of people can keep track of events, understand their impact on people and communities, and become inspired to take meaningful action.

If there were ever a time to join us, it is now. Every contribution, however big or small, powers our journalism and sustains our future. Support the Racine County Eye from as little as $5 – it only takes a minute. Thank you.


Your contribution is appreciated.

Posted inPolice and fire

Some Charges Dropped On Orphan Kanines Case

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 […]

Posted inPolice and fire

Daughter Of Orphan Kanines Owner Loses Kennel License

Members of the Caledonia legislative and licensing committee voted not to renew Ravann LaCuran’s kennel license because of alleged illegal activity involving her mother Debra Gray and zoning violations. Gray, former owner of Orphan Kanines, was charged in November with seven counts of misdemeanor bail jumping and two misdemeanor counts of illegally obtaining a prescription […]

Posted inPolice and fire

Gray and Vet Charged in Alleged Illegal Animal Surgeries

**Updated 4:30 p.m.  Debra Gray, former owner of Orphan Kanines, is back behind bars after being booked into the Racine County Jail charged with seven counts of misdemeanor bail jumping and two misdemeanor counts of illegally obtaining a prescription for allegedly assisting Veterinarian Mary Pratt will illegal surgeries on animals. If convicted, she faces up […]

Posted inBreakingCommunityPolice and fire

Inside Orphan Kanines

Conditions inside Orphan Kanines, 1922 Kremer Avenue, in Caledonia were considered so hazardous that animal humane and law enforcement officers were not allowed inside until the building was aired out enough to reduce the ammonia in the air to safe levels. Our friends at Racine Uncovered were allowed inside. Here are some of the photos […]