Criminal charges are pending involving animals found dead or dying at a ranch on Auburn Road outside of Grass Valley. Nevada County Sheriff Keith Royal says his investigation has been completed and the case has been forwarded to the District Attorney . The Sheriff says the extensive investigation identified three members of a family responsible for the abuse of the animals.
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Sheriff Royal says animal control officials received a complaint in August of 2012 about the abuse of the animals. He says animal control personnel worked with the Gore family in training them in the care and feeding of the animals. follow up checks showed they were complying. He said it appears after we completed the checks they went back to the old ways.