Abilene Couple Charged with Animal Cruelty

By: AP
By: AP

ABILENE, Kan. (AP) _ A Kansas couple is facing charges after law
enforcement officers found unhealthy and dead livestock on property
in Dickinson County.

Dickinson County Sheriff Curt Bennett said in a news release that Shawn Keys and Barbara Keys -- both 42 -- were arrested Tuesday. They were charged with cruelty to animals and improper disposal of carcasses and freed on $50,000 bond each.

Bennett said numerous head of cattle on the property were not being properly fed or cared for. Several dead cattle were also found on the property.

The Keys couple is scheduled to appear in Dickinson County District Court on May 8.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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