Owner of 62 animals in Sheridan headed to trial

By Elisabeth Waldon • Last Updated 12:14 pm on Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Nancy Muller

STANTON — A Sheridan woman is headed to trial after 62 animals were seized from her home last autumn.

Nancy Muller, 57, is charged with abandoning/cruelty to 10 or more animals, a felony with a possible four-year prison sentence. Muller was bound over from 64B District Court to 8th Judicial Circuit Court in Stanton and waived her arraigned on Thursday. A trial will be scheduled at a later date.

Montcalm County Animal Control officials executed a search warrant on Oct. 15, 2012, seizing 52 dogs and 10 cats from Muller’s residence on South Sheridan Road (M-66). Animal Control was assisted by the Michigan State Police.

The action came after Animal Control received a complaint about Muller’s residence.

Animal Control had to send all the animals which were currently at the Animal Shelter in Stanton to the Kent County Animal Shelter in Grand Rapids and to other rescue facilities to make room for the seized animals.

The dogs and cats are all different breeds and ages. They are currently being adopted out. Call the Animal Shelter at (989) 831-7355 for more information.

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