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1/21 BREAKING NEWS: Animal abuse charges filed

DALLAS -- The owners of Jocelyn's Alpaca Ranch in Falls City were charged with several counts of animal neglect Tuesday afternoon after alpacas on the farm were found dead or starving.

January 21, 2014

DALLAS -- The owners of Jocelyn's Alpaca Ranch in Falls City were charged with several counts of animal neglect Tuesday afternoon after alpacas on the farm were found dead or starving.

Jocelyn and Robert Silver were both indicted on 18 crimes: felony first-degree animal neglect, felony second-degree animal neglect and 16 counts of misdemeanor first-degree animal neglect.

They were arraigned on the charges Tuesday afternoon after press time. The Polk County Sheriff's Office has seized and is caring for 175 alpacas.

For more information on this case, watch for updates on our website and in the Jan. 29 edition of the Itemizer-Observer.

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