by The Associated Press
Saturday, June 19, 2010
FAIRBANKS, Alaska -- Bail has been set at $10,000 for a man accused of abandoning 13 sled dogs and seven chickens he had been paid to watch at a Fairbanks home.
One of the sled dogs and two chickens were found dead from neglect when the homeowner returned May 30.
Blair Lawless, originally from the village of Gakona, was arraigned in Fairbanks District Court on charges of theft, vehicle theft, animal cruelty and criminal mischief.
Alaska State Troopers say the 18-year-old was arrested following a traffic stop in Glennallen. He was in a car reported stolen by the homeowner.