Monday, January 23, 2012
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A Willow dog breeder accused in an animal cruelty case has been sentenced to six months in jail.
Frank Rich pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty. He was also sentenced Monday to 10 years of probation, during which time he cannot own or care for any animals.
Alaska State Troopers seized more than 160 dogs from Rich's property last year.
Veterinarian Katrina Zwolinski says 19 dogs were found dead.
KTUU (http://bit.ly/Aud9BC) says at least 20 other dogs were euthanized, before some of the seized animals were adopted out...More