The Wahkiakum County Eagle - Established as The Skamokawa Eagle in 1891

8 charges filed in animal case


Debra Lawson-Bean, owner of Angel Wings Pet Sanctuary on Puget Island has been charged on eight counts of improper care of animals.

Lawson was charged with 1) failure to provide suitable food; 2) failure to provide facilities for animal waste disposal so as to minimize odors; 3) failure to tag each dog or cat with a unique identifying number; 4) failure to provide indoor facilities adequately ventilated to remove foul odors; 5) failure to provide outdoor facilities with sufficient space for the proper exercise and movement of the animal contained therein; 6) failure to obtain a registration certificate; and 7) and 8) knowingly, recklessly, or with criminal negligence failing to provide a white horse and a bay horse with necessary food, water, shelter, rest, sanitation, ventilation, space or medical attention causing the animals to suffer unnecessary or unjustifiable physical pain as a result of the failure.

Lawson was due in court yesterday (Wednesday) for an arraignment.


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