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Mother and her son stand trial for animal cruelty case involving over 300 dogs at Makaha shelter

  • (Video: Craig T. Kojima)

    Hawaiian Humane Society investigator Harold Han shows video from October 2018 when 300 dogs were seized from Friends for Life, a no-kill animal shelter in Makaha. Owners June and "Lanny" Moore are in court for the trial's first day on Wednesday, April 24, 2019.

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    David “Lanny” Moore, left, president of Friends for Life awaited trial Wednesday with Samson Shigetomi, the attorney for his mother, June Moore. The Moores are charged with 24 counts of misdemeanor animal cruelty.

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Still images taken from video played Wednesday in court show some of the 300-plus dogs seized from a no-kill animal shelter in Makaha in 2016.

  • PHOTO COURTESY OF THE HAWAIIAN HUMANE SOCIETY

    In this provided photo, possible evidence of animal cruelty in the case of David Moore who operated a no-kill animal shelter in Makaha.

  • PHOTO COURTESY OF THE HAWAIIAN HUMANE SOCIETY

    In this provided photo, possible evidence of animal cruelty in the case of David Moore who operated a no-kill animal shelter in Makaha.

  • PHOTO COURTESY OF THE HAWAIIAN HUMANE SOCIETY

    In this provided photo, possible evidence of animal cruelty in the case of David Moore who operated a no-kill animal shelter in Makaha.

The operator of a no-kill animal rescue shelter in Makaha is not responsible for the condition of the dogs seized from his family’s property in 2016 because people dropped off their old, sick and injured pets at the shelter at all hours of the day, oftentimes anonymously, the operator’s lawyer told a state jury. Read more

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