A Menomonie woman made her initial appearance in court Tuesday in the case of the Dunn County malnourished dog, now named Gabriel.
Court documents show 29-year-old Anne Iehl is charged with mistreatment of animals and failure to provide proper food and drink to confined animals.
A criminal complaint says Iehl brought Gabriel to the Dunn County Humane Society on Nov. 1, claiming that she had found the dog on the side of a road.
Officials worked with Hoof & Paw Veterinary Clinic, where veterinarians did not suspect that Gabriel has been lost in the woods for a long time, as there were no cuts, abrasions, burrs, weeds, ticks or fleas found in the examination.
Iehl later admitted to law enforcement that it was her dog, Harley, and that she had been dealing with personal hardships.
A judge ordered a $200 signature bond Tuesday. Her next appearance is scheduled for February.