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No Contest Plea For Pit Bulls Owner

A Grass Valley woman has pleaded no contest to charges of allowing her two pit bulls to kill a flock of chickens and a baby goat, that occurred earlier this year. Nevada County District Attorney Cliff Newell says 36-year-old Jolene Mulligan originally faced six felony counts of animal cruelty, but agreed to plea to one count….

click to listen to Cliff Newell

But Newell says Mulligan still faces similar punishment…

click to listen to Cliff Newell

Mulligan will then be on probation for three years, with search and seizure terms to include no possession or ownership of any animals. A girl who lived at the Squirrel Creek Road home says she’d been followed home by Mulligan and so she locked herself inside. Then she says she could hear Mulligan trying to open the door. The attacks took place soon after that, behind the home. The pit bulls were transferred from Animal Control to Sammie’s Friends. Newell says the dogs had no history of attacks and Mulligan must also pay for their care…and also counselling for the girl.

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