Deadline today for appeal in animal cruelty case

POWHATAN, VA (WWBT) – There is an update on a case in Powhatan where a man could face animal cruelty charges after authorities seized thirty dogs from his home. Today is the deadline for an appeal by Randy Odum.

Last month, a judge ordered the dogs, mostly Yorkies, be forfeited to the county. Odum had ten days to appeal, but had to come up with $20,000, which would be used to care for the dogs. There is no word whether Odum has appealed the order.

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