Even though the remains of Dogo Argentino ‘Bones’ were found in her yard, Kathy Sutter of Northwest Ohio Underdog Rescue Inc. will not be charged with animal cruelty. Sutter had reported the dog missing in January.
The Toledo Blade reported on Wednesday that the executive director of the Toledo Area Humane Society, Gary Willoughby, said there was "insufficient evidence to support a finding of probable cause necessary to bring charges at this time."
Several other animals were also found buried on the property where Sutter used to live.
Willoughby stated the cause of death of the dogs was inconclusive, and said there was no clear evidence of wrong doing.
After Sutter had reported Bones missing, the legal defense agency for dogs, The Lexus Project, began searching for the dog, and had continued their search until a tip lead them to dig in Sutter’s yard in September.
The Lexus Project will be handling the necropsy, cremation and burial of the seven dogs who died at the hands of Kathy Sutter. Their Facebook page states “Dr. Steve Graber is doing a basic necopsy; ID and cause of death. He is charging a little under $200 for each dog. Some are being cremated and some buried, depending on the condition.” The Lexus Project is seeking relief funds to help pay for the costs. Click here if you would like to help the seven dogs found buried in Sutter's backyard.
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