Woman accused of running local puppy mill pleads not guilty

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METTER, Ga. (WSAV) – A woman accused of keeping dozens of German Shepherds living in their own filth has pleaded not guilty in Montgomery County.

According to the Montgomery County Superior Court, Angela Powell was arraigned Wednesday morning on 25 counts of misdemeanor Cruelty to Animal charges.

Earlier this year, viewers reached out to News 3 about an apparent puppy mill in both Montgomery and Candler counties run by Powell.

She was arrested in January after the dogs were found in what investigators called deplorable conditions.

Since then, several rescue groups helped rescue more than 100 dogs from the properties.

Recently, prosecutors granted a continuance in Powell’s case as the defense waited for documents from the Georgia Department of Agriculture.

News 3 is told Powell will not appear in court in Montgomery County until August 2020.

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