Police located the owner of the dogs on Aug. 12, and the case was referred to the Middletown city prosecutor’s office.
After consulting with the city prosecutor, police issued a summons to Tamara L. Osmon on Wednesday for six counts of failure to register dogs, four counts of improper confinement enclosures and one count improper confinement chaining/tethering.
She is scheduled to appear at 8:30 a.m. Aug. 28 in Middletown Municipal Court.
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“Our stance is we don’t think those dogs should go back to the owner,” Muterspaw said. “If they want them back they can handle it as a civil matter.”
Muterspaw said the reason why animal cruelty charges were not filed is because the prosecutor and animal experts felt these charges would be more successful in court.