Woman pleads guilty to animal abuse, abandonment charges

She allegedly abused dog named Roadrunner
Woman pleads guilty to animal abuse, abandonment charges
Posted at 3:37 PM, Dec 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-15 16:37:55-05

A woman who allegedly abused a dog known as Roadrunner entered a guilty plea to felony and misdemeanor animal abuse and abandonment charges, according to a news release from the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office.

Kimberly Anderson, 38, agreed to enter Jackson County Mental Health Court, to have no contact or possession of animals in the future, to make a $200 restitution to the Pet Project and serve 120 days of shock time. Her sentence was suspended and she will remain on probation for three years.

The news release says Anderson entered an Alford plea, meaning she believed there was enough evidence to convict her at trial.

Anderson allegedly abused Roadrunner in November 2014. A witness told police they saw the dog being choked and tossed from a balcony.

Roadrunner had broken bones, and veterinarians had to remove both of his eyes.

Roadrunner found his forever home with his foster family in February 2015.



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