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Theme park owners deny animal cruelty charges

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The owner and caretaker of the Santa's Land theme park are denying charges of animal cruelty.

Police say on two separate occasions they found dead deer and reindeer on the property. Other animals appeared malnourished. Owner Lillian Billewicz and caretaker Brian Deistler pleaded not guilty to one misdemeanor count each. They were released on court-ordered conditions.
   
Billewicz must follow a veterinarian's plan for future animal care and allow police to make unannounced visits to check on the animals.
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