- Associated Press - Friday, February 12, 2016

POWELL, Wyo. (AP) - Park County authorities say a man facing animal cruelty charges after several dead animals were found on his northwestern Wyoming property has been arrested in Oregon.

The Powell Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/1XmYwfF ) 39-year-old Michael Wood, of Clark, was arrested in Oregon City Tuesday. He is facing charges in connection with the death of seven horses and three dogs and the malnourishment of six other horses.

Wood was initially arrested on charges only related to the horses and pleaded not guilty Jan. 18. He was released from jail after his mother posted the $7,500 bail.

After further investigation, authorities filed three additional counts against Wood related to the dogs.

Wood has said he couldn’t afford to care for the animals and that he had tried to get rid of them.


Information from: Powell (Wyo.) Tribune, https://www.powelltribune.com

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