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Police Investigate Animal Cruelty in Newaygo County

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Newaygo County Sheriff's Office reports they executed a search warrant for a home in Newaygo County for an animal cruelty incident.

Police say they learned the occupants of the home might have been practicing veterinary services without a license.

During their search, Animal Control deputies found dead animals and pets in extremely poor conditions.

Police found 10-14 kittens in the freezer along with a fawn, and one dead cat in the yard. 

At the end of the search, Animal Control removed between 50 and 60 cats, 1 dog, 2 rabbits and 1 baby skunk from the property. 

Police say most of the animals appeared to be sick, and did not have the right amount of food and water. All of the animals have been taken to Newaygo County Animal Shelter where they will be given medical treatment.

One suspect is already in Newaygo County Jail where he faces multiple charges including animal abandoning and cruelty and health profession unauthorized practice. The second suspect was released on bail. Both are to be charged in the 78th District Court on Thursday, July 18th.