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Woman charged with 11 counts of animal cruelty

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Updated: 4/26/2013 12:26 pm
BRADFORD COUNTY, Fla. -- A woman from Starke is facing animal cruelty charges.

The Bradford County Sheriff's Office arrested Jeanette Hars on 11 counts of animal cruelty.

The investigation began weeks ago when deputies were putting sexual predator warning signs around the area.

A supervisor with the Animal Control Unit removed 11 dogs, 10 cats, and a rabbit from the suspect's home, and gave her a warning about proper care and treatment.

A folo-up visit uncovered nearly a dozen dogs in poor condition, and ultimately Hars' arrest.

"It sickens me to find anyone mistreating animals," said Sheriff Gordon Smith. "I will not tolerate animal cruelty and will use the full force of authority entrusted in me by the citizens of Bradford County to investigate and incarcerate animal abusers."

Hars is being held at the Bradford County Jail on a $11,000 bond.
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RiverRat - 4/26/2013 12:52 PM
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NativeJax, I agree, Arrest was probably not the best course of action in this case. The woman obviously needs help.

nativejax - 4/26/2013 12:10 PM
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This woman sounds like a 'hoarder' and need mental help. Even the 'road to h3ll is paved with good intentions'...poor animals.
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