Anderson Farm dog owners charged with criminal mistreatment of animals on day of second lawsuit hearing

(ABC 6 News) – Donald Anderson and Elham Alayyoub, the owners of LeRoy business Anderson Farm, were charged Monday with 9 counts of overwork/mistreat aninals each.

Anderson, 89, and Alayyoub, 45, each face 3 misdemeanor charges of overwork/mistreat animals–torture; 3 charges of overwork/mistreat animals–deprive of food or shelter; and 3 charges of overwork/mistreat animals–cruelty.

The Fillmore County Sheriff’s Office seized 15 dogs from the farm in late February, citing underfeeding and unsanitary conditions at the farm.

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The Anderson Farm owners sued the sheriff’s office shortly afterward.

A first evidentiary hearing in the case took place March 4. The second hearing takes place today, March 18, at 1:30 p.m.

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The farm owners are scheduled to appear in court on the criminal charges May 16.