Dawson charged with animal cruelty


By OJ Stapleton - ostapleton@newsdemocratleader.com



A former member of the Logan County Humane Society was charged this week on five counts of cruelty to animals, according to a report from the Logan County Sheriff’s Department.

On Monday, Feb. 22, the Sheriff’s Department was called out to 1779 Olmstead Road to check on the welfare of horses owned by Heather N. Dawson of Olmstead.

According to the report, deputy Kyler Harvey along with representatives from the Logan County Humane Society met with Dawson, who was very cooperative and allowed them to examine five horses – three of which were housed in a barn on Olmstead Road and two others that were at a barn on Delaney Road.

During the investigation, it was discovered that they horses had been fed, but the living conditions for the horses was unsanitary. Dawson was then charged with five counts of second degree cruelty to animals, a Class A misdemeanor.

A local vet was contacted immediately by Dawson to have the horses examined and efforts began to improve the living conditions of the horses.

According to the Logan County Humane Society, Dawson was a member of the board for just 12 days. She was added to the board on Feb. 11. She verbally told the board she would be resigning on Feb. 22 and submitted a written resignation on Feb. 22.

By OJ Stapleton

ostapleton@newsdemocratleader.com

To contact OJ Stapleton, email ostapleton@newsdemocratleader.com or call 270-726-8394.

To contact OJ Stapleton, email ostapleton@newsdemocratleader.com or call 270-726-8394.

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