Mary Ramsey—who had been employed as a PLRS supervisor—and Jessica Detty were each indicted on five counts, while Christine Clement and Tracy Small were each indicted on two counts. The accused are among those caught on video kicking, throwing, and dragging dogs; hoisting rabbits by their ears and puppies by their throats; violently slamming cats into cages; and screaming obscenities at terrified animals. One of those named is the worker seen on video trying to rip out a cat's claws by violently pulling the animal from the fence onto which he or she clung in fear.
The state charges follow extensive citations, by federal officials for
serious violations of animal welfare laws, the lab's closure and the surrender
of nearly 200 dogs and more than 50 cats just a week after we released our
findings. We'll keep you updated on the criminal case as it progresses.
Written by Alisa Mullins
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