Friday, November 18, 2011

Canfield man faces animal-cruelty charges

By Elise Franco

A city man is charged with animal cruelty and property violations after he was found to be hoarding dogs at his home.

Canfield police charged Frank M. Kalan, 63, on Thursday with animal cruelty, animals at large, barking dogs, unregistered vehicles, property maintenance and exterior property maintenance.

He is scheduled for an arraignment next Friday in Mahoning County Area Court in Canfield. Kalan also is scheduled for plea- agreement hearings on two previous charges, a health-code violation and failing to register dogs on his property at 514 Hickory Hollow Drive.

Police, along with the Mahoning County Dog Warden, Humane Society, county board of health and Adult Protective Services went to 514 Hickory Hollow Drive on Nov. 10 to serve a search warrant on the property. The police department had received complaints from neighbors about loose and barking dogs, said Chief Chuck Colucci.

“There have been countless property-maintenance issues and complaints, and [Kalan] has been cited multiple times,” he said. “Recently, those complaints included concerns for the well-being of animals.”..."  More

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