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Oneida County animal rescue owner's court appearance "adjourned", no future court date setSubmitted: 02/24/2017

RHINELANDER - The Oneida County woman accused of mistreating animals in her rescue won't go to court next week.

The Oneida County District Attorney's Office confirmed Friday morning that Stephanie Schneider's court appearance Monday has been pushed back.

Police seized 39 dogs from her "It Matters to One" animal rescue in Sugar Camp earlier this month.


The sheriff's office took the dogs to the Oneida County Humane Society for treatment. Schneider was arrested, booked, and released Thursday, February 16.

Schneider is accused of mistreating the dogs, not giving them food or water, and obstructing officers, but still hasn't been formally charged.

Friends of Schneider's have told Newswatch 12 the dogs she cares for often come in in bad shape.

"I've been over there several times, it's always been meticulously clean, happy dogs," friend LynnAnn Thomas told Newswatch 12 on February 17.

The district attorney's office says there is no court date set, but they're still "gathering information."

Story By: Lane Kimble

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