Owner of emaciated dogs in Osage Co. arrested on animal cruelty charges

Christi Lynne Shaffer (Source: Osage Co. Sheriff's Office via Facebook)
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LYNDON, Kan. (WIBW) -- The owner of the large, bone-thin canines that were scaring neighbors in Osage Co. was taken into custody Wednesday for allegedly mistreating the animals after the county’s District Court issued two warrants for her arrest, the Sheriff’s Office announced.

Christi Lynne Shaffer, 53, was booked into the Osage Co. jail on 20 counts of cruelty to animals as well as three more counts of permitting a dangerous animal to be at large, according to the Sheriff’s Office Facebook page.

On Tuesday, Sheriff Laurie Dunn told 13 NEWS the dogs had been moved over the weekend, but added that people in the area should not let their guard down. She was not able to say where they were taken.

Last week, 13 NEWS' Marleah Campbell reported that approximately 20 dogs roaming around a property about a mile and a half west of Lyndon were worrying neighbors.

"People are scared to let their children or grandchildren out in the yard to play,” Don Hook, a nearby resident, told her.

At the time, Dunn said her office had been dealing with them since June 2018. Several small animals and one person have reportedly been attacked.