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Saturday, Aug 31, 1991County: Anchorage
Alleged: Frank Walter Winkler
In September 1991, Frank Winkler, a two-time Iditarod racer, was charged with 14 counts of cruelty to animals after an animal control officer, summoned by Winkler's neighbor, found a crate of dead and dying puppies in Winkler's pickup truck. Winkler, who claimed he couldn't afford to take the animals to a veterinarian to be euthanized, allegedly bludgeoned the puppies with the blunt end of an ax. According to court documents, Winkler said that he shot some of the dogs, a "kinder" method, according to veterinarians, and was just following advice from fellow mushers.
- American Chronicle - January 24, 2006
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