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4:25 pm
Mon March 19, 2012

National Group Calls for Strict Punishment in Animal Abuse Case

A national animal rescue group wants strong punitive charges against a woman accused of animal abuse in Graves County. The Animal Rescue Corps sent a letter to Graves County Attorney, John Cunningham calling for heavy punishment of Shannon Lacewell. She stands accused of housing nearly 100 dogs in unsanitary conditions at her Wingo home. The ARC is requesting Lacewell be charged with a 2nd degree  misdemeanor  for each of the dogs found on the property in addition to a felony animal abuse charge. Founder of the ARC, Scotlund Haisley says the dogs stayed in the worst conditions he has ever seen. Lacewell is scheduled for arraignment on March 28th.