Today, the Grand Jury indicted Mary Jo Frazier on two counts of Cruelty to Animals, which is a class D felony. Each count carries a possible penalty of 1-4 years in prison.
The first count is for the unjustifiable euthanization of a male Dachshund dog named Oscar. The second count is for failing to provide adequate food, and/or medical care, and/or pain management to a Pitbull puppy named Lotus.
"We are looking forward to finally seeking justice on these charges," said Chief Deputy District Attorney in charge of animal cruelty cases Amy Ferreira. "Sadly, Lotus was in Ms. Frazier’s care because she had already been severely abused."
"Animal cruelty of any type is unacceptable," said Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson. "This case is especially unsettling because the defendant was a person trusted by our community to treat all animals in her care humanely. Ms. Frazier violated her duty when it came to Oscar and Lotus."