The names of two people charged with animal cruelty in Ontonagon County have been released.
On Tuesday, 63-year-old James Griffin and 30-year-old Crystal Benoist appeared in Ontonagon County District Court. They waived their arraignment.
A preliminary hearing has been set for the pair on March 9.
They were charged in February for cruelty to 10 or more animals involving several chihuahuas, a rabbit and a cat. The animals are in protective custody according to Ontonagon County Animal Protection.