Allen was charged with possession of a nuisance dog, failure to comply with dog license requirements and reckless endangerment. Beakey was charged with reckless endangerment.
After her arrest Allen's attorney issued a statement.
"The timing of this arrest is dubious considering there is a Department of Agriculture hearing scheduled for this Wednesday to determine whether Ms. Allen's dogs are going to be put down," said attorney Ryan Barry. "The Plainfield Police Department could have made these arrests at any point in the past nine months but they chose to pursue the charges two days before the hearing. This was a very calculated and underhanded tactic by the Plainfield Police Department, making it almost impossible for Jenna to exercise her constitutional rights to defend herself."
The hearing over the dogs' fate began on Sept. 16, but the Department of Agriculture did not arrive at a resolution.
It continues Thursday at 10 a.m. in Hartford.
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