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Judge orders couple to trial on animal neglect charges

Posted at 4:25 PM, Mar 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-08 16:30:03-04

EMMETT TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A couple has been ordered to stand trial after 17 pit bull terriers were found in the bitter cold.

A Calhoun County district judge ruled the criminal case against Dennis and Lynn Norrod should go to circuit cour, the Battle Creek Enquirer reports.

The couple is charged with animal neglect.

Animal control officers found the dogs Jan. 31, 2019 in an Emmett Township home.

An officer testified the dogs were attached to heavy chains, and there was insufficient bedding in their doghouses.

Food and water were also frozen.