Libby Woman Denies Animal Cruelty Allegations

More than 100 animals were found at woman's home

By Justin Franz

A Libby woman pleaded not guilty on Aug. 29 to 17 felony animal cruelty charges in Lincoln County District Court, a month after more than 100 animals were found at her home.

On Aug. 2, the Lincoln County Sheriff, Lincoln County Animal Care and Control and the Humane Society of the United States seized 53 dogs, 60 parakeets, six donkeys and three canaries from Cathie Iris Warren’s home on Crossway Avenue.

According to court documents, the animals were in poor health and more than 40 of the dogs had ear infections.

Warren will appear in court again on Sept. 26 for an omnibus hearing. A trial date has not been set.

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