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February 26, 2021
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West Michigan man sentenced in beating of his dogs
(wgvu) - WHITE CLOUD, Mich. (AP) - A White Cloud man has been sentenced
to 93 days in jail and ordered to pay $527 in fines, court costs
and restitution in the beating of his dogs.
William Reed also was ordered Wednesday to own no animals for
one year. He has started his sentence in the Newaygo County Jail.
The 46-year-old had pleaded no contest last month to two
misdemeanor charges of animal cruelty. A no contest plea is not an
admission of guilt but is treated as such at sentencing.
Reed had been accused of beating his dogs with a shovel and
chain. A neighbor had videotaped the three dogs being kicked and
The animals have been removed from Reed's home 40 miles north of
Grand Rapids.
The Associated Press left a message Wednesday seeking comment
from Reed's attorney.
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