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Fort Collins Dog Trainer Headed To Trial On Animal Cruelty Charges

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (CBS4) – The owner of a Fort Collins dog training and boarding facility is headed for trial on animal cruelty charges.

Tami Carrasco was cited by the Larimer Humane Society last October after a 13-week-old German shepherd was returned to its owners with injuries that later led to the loss of one of its eyes.

The animal’s owner thinks Carrasco knew about her pet’s injury and ignored it.

“I left him there to be cared for and he was left to be severely injured and then not sought immediate medical attention,” the dog’s owner said.

Carrasco refused a plea bargain that would have required she have no contact with animals for two years in exchange for a guilty plea. Instead she pleaded not guilty and requested a jury trial set to start October second.

If she’s found guilty she faces up to 18 months in jail.

The dog that was injured (credit: CBS)

The dog that was injured (credit: CBS)

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