News outlets report District Attorney Garry Frank says Marsha Mayo Williams entered the plea Wednesday after being charged with animal cruelty and obstruction of justice.
The indictments stem from claims that the three women neglected to provide humane treatment to a dog admitted to the Davidson shelter in May with a broken back. The dog, a female, received a medical evaluation that noted paralysis from the shoulders down. She languished in her kennel for three days with no veterinary care before being euthanized.
Staff reports from that time period noted, among other things, that the kennel had not been cleaned and that maggots appeared on the dog’s rear end.
Court documents say Williams, Marissa Studivent and Dana Williams-King failed to provide humane treatment to a dog admitted to the Davidson shelter with a broken back on May 2015.
Williams was sentenced to 24 months of supervised probation. During that time, she's not permitted to operate or work at an animal shelter or similar facility.
Frank says the cases involving Studivent and Williams-King are still pending.
An attorney for Williams, Studivent or King could not be reached for comment.
(Chronicle - April 13, 2017)