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Charges Pending in Animal Abuse Case

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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horses2Sheriff 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.


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December 2, 2013


I've been involved in animal welfare issues for 30 years. What I've seen is a lack of follow-up by animal control officers, who from what I've seen over the years do the bare minimum. I've reported horrendous abuse cases to animal control staff, cases where the animals should have, and could have been removed but weren't. What I've seen done time and time again is for AC to simply tell people to correct the situation, giving them a few instructions. The officers might return once within a certain period to ensure that some changes have been made, but after that, they don't bother any more. There really is no such thing as "training" them in the care of animals, not by Animal Control anyway. From the responses I've seen by AC, this does not surprise me at all.

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