The Klamath County District Attorney’s Office is investigating after Animal Control cited a woman for abandoning a dog out in remote area of Keno last week. Rob Patridge said 43-year old Kellee Adams has been cited for attempted animal abuse, animal neglect, and animal abandonment after her daughter reportedly posted on facebook that she allegedly dumped a 2-year old Jack Russell, after the dog bit the teenaged daughter.
The facebook posting prompted an immediate community reaction, with Keno residents taking it upon themselves to organize a search party for the dog– which they found within a few hours and turned over to Klamath County Animal Control. Patridge said the dog was in good condition when residents located it, and will be quarantined for ten days. After that, he said, the dog would potentially be available for adoption.
Adams is scheduled to appear in court on August 7th, where she’ll be formally charged. If convicted, she could face up to one year in jail on each charge, for a maximum of three years. Patridge said he hadn’t yet reviewed Adams’ record to see whether she has any prior conviction, but said his office is still reviewing the case, and additional charges could be filed.