PRESTON ANIMAL CRUELTY
Preston County Man Faces 75 Counts Of Animal Cruelty
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Feb. 6, 2013 11:02 AM EST
Eyewitness News Photo
Kingwood, Preston County
, West Virginia
A Preston County man is facing 75 counts of animal cruelty.
Magistrate Court officials said David Wayne Shahan, 42, of Eglon was released Tuesday on a $5,000 bond.
Last month, sheriff's deputies seized more than 100 animals, including 61 chickens, 34 rabbits, seven dogs and five goats.
Sgt. J.L. Root Jr. said he got a tip about mistreatment and found eight dead rabbits and a dead dog on a visit in January.
The rabbits and chickens had no access to food and water. Root says at least three dogs appeared malnourished.
If convicted, Shahan faces fines of up to $2,000 and up to six months in jail on each count.
The Dominion Post said a plea hearing is set for March 12.
Shahan's phone was busy Wednesday morning.
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