- Nebraska, USA -
On Thursday, September 23, the Fremont Police Department arrested 24-years-old JANELLE CHRISTINE WINNERS (pictured below) on a felony animal cruelty charge.
Fremont Tribune reports that the arrest follows an investigation that began on September 11, after Fremont Police Community Service Officers removed a 1-year-old black Labrador mix from WINNERS’ home.
Fremont Police tells me that the furbaby is a female and her name is Maya.
Maya was found emaciated, lethargic and covered in urine and fecal matter.
Maya is now in the care of the Nebraska Humane Society and is recovering.
According to a GoFundMe organized by Cindy Doerr, “Maya weighed just 15 pounds when she was rescued by the Fremont Police Department on September 11th 2021. Emaciated, weak, and covered in urine and feces, unable to walk, move or even lift her head, Maya barely acknowledged her rescuers. No one knew if she could be saved. But this little girl has been a fighter. With life and hope slowly filling her frail little body through the use of a feeding tube and IV fluids, Maya has gained 5 pounds since her rescue, her energy increases each day, and she finally took her first steps on September 22nd 2021.”
Fremont Police explained to me in an email that WINNERS was arrested on a class IV Felony punishable by 2 years imprisonment and/or $10,000 or both.
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