Tanna J. Howser, 32, Jennifer Schwab, 36, and Farrell Weger, 39, are charged with cruelty to companion animals, a first-degree Misdemeanor, according to court records.
Schwab and Howser are expected to change their pleas to guilty at 1:15 p.m. June 9th.
Weger is scheduled for a pre-trial appearance the same day before Acting Judge David Sheldon.
Weger has an unrelated domestic violence charge pending in Municipal Court. He was scheduled to face the domestic violence charge at 2:15 p.m. Dec. 27, 2016 for a pre-trial.
Before a scheduled hearing last month, Weger said he will not plead guilty because he is innocent. He says the women posted a photo of the puppy sleeping and “as a joke” placed in on Facebook, claiming the puppy was drunk.
INCIDENT HAPPENED BACK IN DECEMBER 2016
Facebook users then alerted police about photos of an intoxicated dog posted on the social media site.
Police arrived at a home in the 300 block of West 53rd Street at 3:45 p.m. Monday after receiving calls about photos of an intoxicated dog posted on Facebook. Police were told the puppy was intentionally given vodka and Kahlua, according to the police report.
Schwab told police Weger gave the four-month-old puppy alcoholic drinks.
Howser then posted the photo of the puppy on Facebook with the caption, “lilybug is drunk she pass the (expletive) out on us LOL,” according to police.
After Schwab told police it was Weger who'd given the puppy vodka and Kahlua, Weger then claimed
The city’s animal control officer, Derrell McCaleb, removed the dog from the home and took it to the Animal Protective League in Kingsville, where it was placed in a foster home.
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