Man faces judge in animal neglect case

Brian Kenney, 47, neglected his dog Moses and lied to police

By News Staff

The owner of the dog that had to be euthanized due to severe malnutrition faced a judge Thursday.

47-year-old Brian Kenney pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor charge of unnecessary cruelty in court this morning.

The judge also said the other animals that Kenney owns will be kept with Animal Control for now.

A group of people outraged about Moses’ case have started a Facebook page called "Justice for Moses." More than 2,000 people have joined the group so far.

A meeting will be held at the RISPCA Monday night to talk about the case, and push for the "Moses Law," which would create harsher penalties for those who neglect animals.

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