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2 Arrested and Charged with Animal Cruelty, Operating an Unregistered Kennel and Conspiracy

Ocober 7, 2022

Mountaineer News

Upshur County Sheriff's Office


ROCK CAVE - According to a press release from the Upshur County Sheriff’s Office sent Friday, Rebecca Clark, 41, and Denise Clark, 61, were both arrested Thursday and charged with one count each of Animal Cruelty, Operating an Unregistered Kennel and Conspiracy.

Both of them were arraigned and released on a $5,000 bond each.

The dogs were seized and are being housed at the Lewis-Upshur Animal Control Facility. We posted a video earlier today... if you have questions about future availability, PLEASE EMAIL THE FACILITY - PLEASE DO NOT CALL.

Earlier this week, the Upshur County Sheriff's Office issued the following statement:

"On the morning of October 3, 2022, Upshur County Sheriff’s Deputies, Upshur County Animal Control and Lewis County Animal Control executed a search warrant on Selbyville Road in Upshur County. The search warrant was for suspected unlicensed breeding of dogs and failure to pay dog taxes.

As a result of the search, eighty (80) dogs were seized inside a single wide trailer. The dogs were being kept in deplorable conditions. More charges are expected in this case."

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