Preble County woman charged with abandoning her dog in cold weather – WHIO TV 7 and WHIO Radio

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

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

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

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

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

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Brown was charged Tuesday in Eaton City Court 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
  • Forgery, a 1st degree offense

She is currently being held at the Preble County Jail and bail has been set at more than $25,000, according to jail records.