A Grass Valley man is in jail on felony animal cruelty charges after he was seen beating a dog to unconsciousness.
On Friday evening around 6pm Nevada county Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to Dog Bar Road, near the intersection of Cole road. Sheriff’s Sgt. Tim Warner says A caller reported a male subject was severely beating a dog on the side of the road.
The man left the unconscious dog on the side of the road as he exited the area on foot.
The deputies’ investigation led them to a nearby residence where they contacted and arrested Nicholas Pocock of Grass Valley, 30 years of age, for a felony violation of cruelty to animals. Pocock was booked into the Wayne Brown Correctional Facility under $10,000 bail. Nevada County Animal Control responded and seized the dog. Animal Shelter Director Cheryl Wicks says they are looking for a responsible foster home to place the dog .
The 10 month old dog is expected to make a full recovery .