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Crosland charged with misdemeanor for animal cruelty in Preston, Idaho

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The Idaho Humane Society is thankful that the Idaho Attorney General’s office launched a full investigation in the animal cruelty case in Preston, Idaho.

Robert Crosland was charged Friday with one count of misdemeanor animal cruelty, according to online court records. If convicted, he faces penalties of up to six months in jail and up to $5,000 fine.

The Idaho Humane Society works to protect all animals from abuse. We also believe that because domestic animals are a product of human intervention, we have a very special obligation to them in regard to humane treatment and responsible stewardship. This obligation is reflected by Idaho State Code, specifically Title 25, Chapter 35, Animal Care. While most Idaho citizens probably feel their State’s laws regarding the care of animals are far too weak to provide sufficient deterrence to the commission of cruelty against defenseless animals, we should all expect that the laws that exist are enforced consistently and impartially.