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Middleborough kennel owner charged with animal cruelty

Two dozen animals, including a donkey, peacock and 18 dogs, were removed from his care.

A Middleborough kennel owner is facing animal cruelty charges after two dozen animals, including a donkey, peacock and 18 dogs, were removed from his care, officials said.

Michael Perette was charged with five felony counts of animal cruelty and 23 related misdemeanor charges, the Animal Rescue League said in a statement on Thursday.

The 24 animals were removed Perette’s care because they were living in unsanitary, cruel and dangerous conditions, the statement said.

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