Charges of animal abuse filed against Pine County mother, daughter

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Two Pine County women are now facing charges of neglect and abuse of more than 100 animals on a farm near Pine County.

WCCO reports 65-year-old Kathleen Mary Doenz and her mother Gloria Irene Carlson, 86, are facing five felony counts, five gross misdemeanor counts and four misdemeanor counts related to the abuse and neglect of horses, dogs, cats, chickens, ducks and other animals on their property. The charges were filed on Friday.

According to WCCO, a total of 135 animals were seized from the farm on Sept. 12 and dozens had to be euthanized because of poor health.

A month-long investigation by the Pine County Sheriff's Office led to the seizure of the animals in September.

The Star Tribune reports that many of the seized dogs, including German Shepherds and Great Pyrenees were underweight. Connie Wright runs the Guardian Angel animal rescue, which was caring for the dogs told the Star Tribune some of them had trouble smelling, were sensitive to sunlight and were afraid of trees when they were found.

Wright says nearly all of the dogs have since been adopted.

According to the Star Tribune, Doenz has been under investigation off and on for nearly 10 years on animal cruelty and neglect. She was convicted in 2006 of gross-misdemeanor cruelty to animals.

The newspaper also reports she was charged in 2004 with 83 counts involving neglect of horses and dogs.

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