Woman faces animal cruelty charges after puppy dies in home - CBS46 News

Woman faces animal cruelty charges after puppy dies in home procedure

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Leslie Ayo Leslie Ayo
GWINNETT COUNTY, GA (CBS46) -

Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested a 38-year-old woman on animal cruelty charges after she allegedly removed the tails and dew claws of eight newborn puppies, one of whom died.

On November 19, 2013, Gwinnett County police went to a home on Deer Oaks Drive in Lawrenceville after a woman said she paid Leslie Ayo $150 to have her newborn litter of Rottweiler puppies de-wormed, de-clawed and to have their tails removed.

The procedures were performed in the woman's kitchen.

Once the procedures were completed, the owner of the puppies noted that the puppies' tails were cut too short and that they appeared to be "struggling."

One of the puppies was taken to a veterinarian, who contacted Gwinnett County Animal Welfare and Enforcement due to the puppy's condition. The puppy later died.

Gwinnett County police issued warrants for the arrest of Ayo, which were served Thursday. She was taken to the Gwinnett County Jail without incident.

Ayo faces eight charges of cruelty to animals.

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