Man convicted in large-scale canine breeding operation will get 6 months in jail


EAST BAY TOWNSHIP, MI – A person accused of operating a large-scale breeding operation at his blighted property was sentenced to six months in jail and 5 years of probation after taking a plea deal, WPBN/WGTU reports.

About 165 ill-cared for canine have been seized in January, together with 32 that have been lifeless, from 72-year-old Raymond Feagles’ residence in East Bay Township. 5 of the canine needed to be euthanized.


In April, Feagles pleaded responsible to failing to offer enough care to 25 or extra animals. The felony is punishable by as much as seven years in jail. He was sentenced to 6 months in jail and 5 years of probation in 86th District Courtroom on Friday, June 3, the report stated.

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Throughout the probationary interval, Feagles is not going to be allowed to personal an animal of any sort, the report stated. He’s additionally required to endure a psychological analysis and remedy periods.


Feagles was initially charged with animal abuse and neglect and pleaded not responsible. He later pleaded responsible to the lesser cost.

The canine have been found in “unsafe conditions” inside and outdoors Feagles’ residence on Jan. 28 when county and township officers have been conducting a court-sanctioned blight cleanup. That day about 165 canine have been seized from the property – 32 have been lifeless and 5 have been later euthanized.


Feagles later relinquished possession of the canine. That allowed Michigan humane societies and animal shelters that have been caring for the canine to make them out there for adoption. The state of affairs has been described as a “large-scale breeding operation.”

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When the canine arrived at Cherryland Humane Society they have been “cold, injured, terrified, covered in feces and fleas,” the humane society stated. They have been dehydrated and had overgrown nails. Some had pores and skin considerations, whereas others had dental illness and different well being points.


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