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Las Vegas man sentenced for animal cruelty

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The proprietor of a northeast Las Vegas valley canine boarding and grooming business will spend the following 11 days in jail after being sentenced Thursday morning.

PawZazz Sitter proprietor, Victor Garcia-Herrera, was sentenced on tried animal cruelty costs and positioned underneath arrest within the Regional Justice Center courtroom.

He accepted a plea deal in April 2022 after the 2 felony animal cruelty costs he confronted had been dropped to a gross misdemeanor cost. In addition to the 11 days in jail, Herrera might be on probation for one year, can’t have any pets or be round animals, and should full a category on the suitable therapy of animals. The choose stated Herrera will not be allowed to run his business from his residence.

Mora died whereas being boarded at PawZazz Sitter. (Photo: Gina Greisen)

He was initially charged for the deaths of a canine named Mora in July 2021 and the demise of one other canine, Ying Yang in Dec. 2021. Animal rights activist Gina Greisen stated she rescued Mora and took her to the business to be boarded for a number of days. She stated the business despatched her a textual content the canine all of a sudden died however a necropsy confirmed the demise was brought on by warmth stroke. The second canine, Ying Yang, died after being disadvantaged of medical care, in response to court docket paperwork.

Animal rights activists stated there have been quite a few complaints about PawZazz Sitter on social media.

Animal rights activists held a rally exterior the courthouse on Wednesday calling for the business to be closed however the choose stated he didn’t have the authority to close down the business.

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