Crime And Law

Preble County woman accused of abandoning dog in cold weather

EATON — A woman in Preble County is facing charges following an animal cruelty investigation back in December, according to a Preble County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson.

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Kayla Rae Brown, 26 of Lewisburg, was arrested Monday at her residence.

Sheriff’s deputies received a call on December 27 that a beagle puppy was dumped at the intersection of Verona Road and Sonora Road in a small plastic crate on its top outside in 25 degree temperatures, the sheriff’s office said.

Deputies took the 22 week old dog to a local veterinarian for emergency medical treatment.

The dog could barely move and was found to be malnourished, very thin, suffered from decreased muscle loss and dehydrated, the sheriff’s office said.

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Brown was charged in Eaton Municipal Court Tuesday with the following crimes:

  • Cruelty To Animals, a 5th degree felony
  • Cruelty To Animals, a 1st degree misdemeanor
  • Cruelty to Animals, a 2nd degree misdemeanor
  • Falsification, a 1st degree misdemeanor

She is currently in the Preble County Jail and bond has been set for more than $25,000, according to jail records.

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