Updated Thu, Mar 21, 2013 9:27 am
A central Ohio dog trainer is facing dozens of charges after authorities found dogs without water being held in filthy kennels.
The Fairfield County Sheriff's Office said Cory Dewberry,39, turned himself in and pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Wednesday. His attorney said he did nothing wrong.
The local humane society and deputies raided the guard-dog-training business in Lancaster last week, seizing seven dogs and finding teeth and bones believed to be dog remains.
Officials said Dewberry ran the Dewberry Family K-9 Kennel. He is charged with 55 counts of animal cruelty and 15 counts of animal abandonment. All are misdemeanors.
Deputies began investigating after an Akron dog owner filed a complaint earlier this month claiming that her two-year-old German shepherd had been abused and neglected at the kennel.