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Lawyer Accused of 'Misstating Facts' in Alleged Puppy Mill Case

December 19, 2018 11:07 PM

(ABC6 News) -- The attorney who represented a North Iowa woman accused of running a puppy mill is now under fire for the language he used in the most recent hearing.

Michael Byrne represented Barbara Kavars, who earlier this month asked a judge to allow her to keep 13 of the 154 animals seized in a raid at her home in November.

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But the Worth County Assistant Attorney accuses Byrne of using "inflammatory" language by calling the raid "a military invasion," and misstating several facts.

Evidence photos show the condition of Kavars's home and some of the outdoor animals the day of the raid.

Byrne said none of the animals tested positive for parasites or infections, despite Kavars's own veterinarian saying she say parasites hanging from and coming out of the dogs' bodies.

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