Michigan 4-H Queen Accused of Animal Cruelty

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The Oakland County 4-H Club queen has been suspended because of animal cruelty charges.

Twenty-year-old Kate Mills of Lapeer County's Imlay Township has been charged with of torturing and killing animals at her family's farm, about 45 miles north of Detroit.

Her parents and brother also face the charges.

Police arrested them in March after finding seven dead lambs, a dead horse and three undernourished dogs on the farm.

Mills is a pre-veterinary student at Michigan State University.

The 4-H recently suspended her from the title, which she was to have held until July.

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