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JESSICA M. CHARF pleads not guilty to trying to castrate her dogs

- Nebraska, USA -


On Wednesday, July 3, 2024, 45-year-old JESSICA M. CHARF (pictured), pleaded not guilty to intentional animal cruelty charges after she tried to neuter her two dogs.


According to the Douglas Sheriff’s Office, CHARF wanted to neuter her 7-month-old dogs, Cash and Tango, but could not afford a veterinarian to perform the procedure. The sheriff’s office said in a press release that CHARF then googled “banding” “and "decided to neuter her dogs by fixing elastic bands around their scrotums cutting off the blood supply.” This caused Cash and Tango to experience “pain, injury, and infection.” 


As explained in the press release, this type of castration is commonly used on livestock, and it is not recommended for dogs.


The sheriff’s office said that CHARF claimed she sedated the dogs the same as a veterinarian would. She used a drug called Acepromazine that was prescribed for a different dog she had in the past. CHARF admitted that she never consulted a vet for proper use or dosage on Cash and Tango.   


The furvictims were placed in the care of the Nebraska Humane Society and needed surgery to get rid of the infections that the banding caused. The veterinarian who handled their medical care said: “Luckily the infection was quickly controlled.” The vet explained that the infection close to the blood supply has the potential to become fatal if sepsis sets in.


CHARF was arrested on May 22, 2024, and charged with two felony counts of torture of an animal. She was released from the Douglas County Jail three days later after posting a $2,500 bail, 10% of the $25,000 set by Judge Thomas Harmon.


As stated before, CHARF pleaded not guilty to the charges and waived her preliminary hearing. Her case was sent to Douglas County District Court.


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CHARF’s mugshot shared from the Douglas County Sheriff's Office

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Judy A Canon
Judy A Canon
Jul 09

Bless Tango & Cash. I pray they heal quickly & experience no more pain.

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