Forest Co. woman charged in animal mistreatment case

Patricia Kirker (Photo courtesy WSAW-TV)

CRANDON (WLUK) – A Forest County woman has been charged with 156 counts related to the conditions of animals at her property, including allegations dogs were killing and eating other.

Patricia Kirker, 52, faces six counts of mistreatment of animals causing death, 46 misdemeanor counts of intentionally mistreating animals, and 102 misdemeanor counts of intentionally failing to provide food & water for animals.

She made an initial appearance in Forest County court Wednesday. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 3.

A cash bond of $10,000 was set, including a provision that she not possess any animals, but she refused to sign the paperwork, according to court records.

According to the criminal complaint:

A woman who Kirker had invited to her property took video of the animals and the conditions, and then shared the information with police. The witness said she saw three puppies killed by other dogs – and one being eaten by the others.

Police executed a search warrant on March 17 at the town of Crandon home. Police found dead animals which had not been disposed of, malnourished animals, and little food and water.

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