Women in Warwick ‘black coyotes’ case pleads not guilty

Warwick police shared this booking photo of Amanda Bray.

WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) — The second owner of the “black coyotes” that wandered around Warwick last month plead not guilty Tuesday in court to animal cruelty charges.

According to court documents, Amanda Bray was released on personal recognizance.

Bray and her boyfriend, Andrew Sanville, were arrested on April 20 after the two hybrid dogs, initially believed to be coyotes, were captured.

After capturing the dogs, police searched the home of Bray and Sanville. There, they found two more dogs and 13 cats that were taken to the Warwick Animal Shelter.

ABC 6 News spoke with the brother of one of the men living in the home in April, who said he got the dogs and asked his brother to watch them while he was away.

Sanville appeared in court on April 21 and was held as a probation violator for a different case.

As for the hybrid dogs, Bella and Libby, they found a new home late last month.

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