four former Pittsburgh PetSmart staff are charged with the dying of Toy Poodle – WPXI

PITTSBURGH – According to our news partners at The Trib, four PetSmart employees in Pittsburgh’s East Liberty neighborhood are being charged with animal cruelty in connection with the death of a miniature poodle named Kobe in November, court records show.

Julie Miller, Shaphan Stonge, Elizabeth Doty and Heather Rowe face various animal cruelties and neglect charges over their alleged roles in the poodle’s death, which happened during a nail cut.

Rowe, 27, and Stonge, 37, are both charged with two cases of animal neglect and one crime of aggravated animal cruelty. Doty, 21, and Miller, 32, face two charges of animal cruelty and neglect, and two aggravated animal cruelty crimes for alleged torture and death of an animal.

PetSmart officials said in a statement they were broken by Kobe’s death and said those involved had been fired.

Read more at The Trib by clicking here.

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