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Animal Cruelty Arrest For Grass Valley Woman

A Grass Valley women is facing a felony animal cruelty charge. Nevada County Sheriff’s Lieutenant Bill Smethers says animal control officers responded to a report of an emaciated dog, that was a pit bull/shepherd mix, outside a home on Oak Drive…

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Smethers says about two days later, during an eviction process, 29-year-old Kristen Roth was arrested. At that time, he says four more pit bulls were found inside the home that did not need medical attention but also appeared to be malnourished. Two leopard geckos were also found that have been put up for adoption.

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March 26, 2017


Hooray for Sheriff’s Lieutenant Bill Smethers and the Animal Control for responding and saving abused animals!

Animals have been our companions, our protectors, and they have eased our physical and emotional burdens in countless ways. I believe they deserve our respect, and that their treatment at our hands must at all times be humane. We have an obligation to provide animals with proper care and treatment, and their value should lie in their inherent worth as unique, sentient creatures, and not solely on the basis of their usefulness as food, scientific models, or as entertainment. I believe that we owe animals humane treatment throughout their lives. Thank you for saving them!

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