According to the Butler County Sheriff’s Office, Brian Clegg, owner of Colonial Acres Kennel on Kyles Station Road, was cited Tuesday for cruelty to companion animals, a second-degree misdemeanor. He is scheduled to appear in Butler County Area II Court at 8 a.m. Aug. 31.
In her report, Deputy Dog Warden Jamie Hearlihy said she was sent to the kennel on Aug. 3 about a deceased dog in a van. An employee, Timothy Myles, told her and another deputy that a white female Kuvasz puppy could not be found during the afternoon feeding of animals. After searching the kennel, an employee went to the Toyota van that Clegg left for kennel staff to make transports while he was out of town, and noticed the puppy in the back of the van in her plastic cage dead.