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Attorney asks for stay in Whiskerville owner's cruelty trial - The Galveston County Daily News : Local News

July 24, 2014

Attorney asks for stay in Whiskerville owner's cruelty trial

Posted: Friday, January 11, 2013 12:00 am | Updated: 1:58 pm, Sat Jan 19, 2013.

TEXAS CITY — The Monday trial of a feline sanctuary owner on animal cruelty charges is on hold pending a ruling from an appeals court.

Authorities charged Wydell Lorraine Dixon, 57, with four felony counts of animal cruelty, stemming from the Jan. 3, 2012, seizure of 200 cats from Whiskerville Animal Sanctuary Inc. in Texas City after finding them in squalid living conditions. A total of 27 dead cats were removed from the building.

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