DUNN COUNTY (WQOW) — Boyceville police say a woman was arrested in connection to an animal abuse case that many in northwest Wisconsin have been following since last week.
According to Boyceville police, Anne Iehl was arrested on Monday in the case involving the now-famous dog “Gabriel.”
The Dunn County Humane Society says 10 days ago the dog was brought in by authorities. At that time the 2-year-old dog was just 24 pounds. In the 10 days since the dog has nearly doubled its weight with appropriate care.
Boyceville Police Chief Greg Lamkin said suspect Iehl fabricated a story about what happened to the dog.
She was arrested and faces a felony charge of intentional mistreatment of an animal resulting in disfigurement and a misdemeanor – failing to provide food and drink.
Iehl is a resident of the Boyceville home where the dog lived.
Formal charges have not been filed against Iehl.