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Animal Legal Defense Fund grant allows for necropsies of Chihuahuas found in Michigan man's freezer
January 12, 2010: Kenneth Lang Jr. pleaded guilty today to animal cruelty charges after more than 100 live and approximately 150 dead Chihuahuas and Chihuahua mixes were removed from his filthy home this past July. In addition to serving five years’ probation under the supervision of a Wayne County mental health court, Lang is not permitted to own any animals and must make $3,000 restitution to ALDF for the necropsies conducted on 10 of the Chihuahuas whose bodies were removed from Lang’s freezers, and yet undetermined restitution to the city of Dearborn.
“The prosecutors in this matter, Amy Slameka and Rajesh Prasad, put in a top-shelf effort on this horrific hoarding case, as did the lead investigator, Detective Sergeant Ron Beggs. I am happy that ALDF had the chance to help Wayne County get a good result in court,” said ALDF Criminal Justice Program Director Scott Heiser.
ALDF was founded in 1979 with the unique mission of protecting the lives and advancing interests of animals through the legal system.