Watchwoman on the Wall

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Woman Faces Prison Sentence for ‘Animal Cruelty’ … After Not Having Enough Money to Fund a Vet Visit for Dog

posted by Donna Calvin

Apr. 26, 2013 1:32pm

A Florida woman could face up to five years in prison for animal cruelty charges. She contends though that the charges are unfair as she simply didn’t have enough money to take her ailing dog to the doctor for veterinary care.

According to WTVT-TV, Tammy Brown was living on a fixed income of $508 a month, which goes toward a mortgage, utilities, food and medicine.

Her dog Harley at 14 years old was taken away by animal services and put down in 2011 for what the vet told the jury in her trial was long-term neglect, which included a large growth on his neck. She says she tried treating the growth with skin ointments.Harley Dog's owner faces prison for not taking him to vet

But not taking care of Harley’s health is never what she intended, her attorney said, noting that she barely had enough to pay for her own expenses, WTVT reported.

“Should all of Pasco County go down as . . . animal cruelty just because they can’t afford to take their dog to a vet?” Brown asked from jail. “I don’t think that’s fair.

WTVT reported Brown will receive her sentence Friday.

Tammy Brown, Harley's Owner, was living on a fixed income of $508 a month, which goes toward a mortgage, utilities, food and medicine - has already spent 36 days in prison

Tammy Brown, Harley’s Owner, was living on a fixed income of $508 a month, which goes toward a mortgage, utilities, food and medicine. She has already spent 36 days in prison and faces 5 more years.

The woman from Moon Lake spent 36 days in jail already and told WTVT in tears that while being there to think about Harley, she regrets not calling someone about helping the dog.

Read More and Watch the report at The Blaze:
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/04/26/woman-faces-prison-sentence-for-animal-cruelty-after-not-having-enough-money-to-fund-a-vet-visit-for-dog/

(H/T: Blaze reader Susan H.)



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pam leonard

posted June 30, 2014 at 2:19 pm


I bet she had enough monies to go and get her a drink and smoke,she is full of it, all this time she has seen this dog in her yard, and never even thought about calling a vet or even taking him. This is a sad sad situation for only the animal is the one that looses, she will get out and go get another dog or cat and do it the same way. She should only get a plant and try and take care of it. Her life would be so much simple



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