Charge dropped for woman jailed for not renewing dog license

A western Michigan woman says she’s no longer facing a misdemeanor charge after being arrested for failing to renew her dog’s license.

Becky Rehr says she drove to the Kalamazoo County sheriff’s office June 23 to prove she recently renewed the license for the family’s 11-year-old dog, Dexter. The Kalamazoo Gazette says Rehr’s 14-year-old daughter waited in the car as her mother was arrested, fingerprinted and held for three hours.

Rehr told the newspaper in an email the dismissal at the request of the prosecutor’s office was approved Monday.

The prosecutor’s office earlier said dismissal of the charge was typical in such cases once there’s proof a dog license was obtained. County animal control says it gave the 47-year-old Cooper Township woman numerous notices before a warrant was issued.  (AP)

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