Menomonie woman found guilty of mistreatment of animals
MENOMONIE, Wis. (WEAU) - Court records show the jury found Anne Iehl guilty of mistreatment of animals/cause of death and intentionally failing to provide food for an animal.
Bond was not revoked.
The court scheduled Iehl’s sentencing for July 27.
Gabriel the dog has since recovered and was adopted. Click HERE for the story we did on him in 2020.
The Dunn County Humane Society released a statement:
On behalf of Gabriel’s Dunn County Humane Society family, and his forever family, we want to extend our most sincere gratitude to Gabe’s fantastic supporters. The outpouring of support and love for Gabriel has been overwhelmingly heartwarming.
As stressful and emotional this trial has been for us reliving the trauma and suffering that Gabriel endured, we are happy to see justice served for this charming fella. The emotional stress we endured doesn’t hold a candle to the painful suffering Gabriel lived through in 2019. His amazing spirit has captivated our hearts from the day he was carried into our shelter.
We want to sincerely thank the Dunn County District Attorney’s office, and D.A. Andrea Nodolf for her time and energy spent to bring Gabriel’s abuser to justice. We thank the Dunn County Courthouse staff and the jury for their time and service to hear this case. We are forever grateful to Dr. Amy Prochnow and Dr. Jason Westcott from the Hoof & Paw for giving Gabriel the life-saving care he so desperately needed. We thank Dunn County Sheriff’s Deputy Larson and Boyceville Police Chief Greg Lamkin for investigating this case, and the defendant’s former co-workers for speaking out and testifying on Gabriel’s behalf. We also thank the amazing staff at the Dunn County Humane Society (past and present) for always believing in Gabriel, caring for him and giving him unending love and support.
While we await Ann Iehl’s sentencing on July 27th, we want to be clear that we DO NOT condone or support any threats or harassment of Miss Iehl or her family. The jury has found her guilty of her crimes against Gabe, and the judge will decide an appropriate punishment as the law allows. Gabriel is able to live happily ever after, and Miss Iehl will have to live with the consequences of what she has done.
The second day is underway for the trial against a Dunn County woman accused of the severe malnourishment of a dog.
The defense started presenting its case Thursday morning for Anne Iehl, 30, of Menomonie.
The prosecution spent about six hours presenting its case Wednesday, bringing in 22 pieces of evidence.
Iehl is accused of dropping off a severely malnourished dog, later named Gabriel, at the Dunn County Humane Society in November 2019.
She’s charged with felony mistreatment of animals, and intentionally failing to provide food for an animal which is a misdemeanor.
At the time charges were filed, authorities accused Iehl of initially lying about finding Gabriel on the side of the road, but later admitted Gabriel was actually her dog.
Iehl pleaded not guilty to both charges in July of 2020.
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