SALISBURY — Seacoast Canine owner Jennifer Ford denied animal cruelty charges on Friday, writing in an e mail to purchasers that at “no time” did she abuse or harm any canine.
“My love for dogs and other animals has no boundaries and I would never do anything to abuse or mistreat them,” she wrote in her e mail.
Ford, 34, of Byfield was arraigned April 15 in Newburyport District Court on three counts of animal cruelty. Judge Peter Doyle discovered her harmful to society or her alleged victims however launched her on $5,000 money bail underneath a number of circumstances.
The circumstances embody staying at the least 100 ft from the enterprise/enterprise animals; not working with or possessing animals apart from these she presently owns (three canine, two cats, six goats, 4 alpacas and chickens); permitting legislation enforcement, animal management and/or the MSPCA on the property to implement the court docket order; not abusing any animal; and staying away and having no contact with witnesses, aside from written communication on employment/enterprise issues.
Seacoast Canine has two areas, one in Salisbury and the opposite in Byfield.
Acting on a report of animal abuse from the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Salisbury police initiated an investigation that exposed three alleged incidents relationship again to 2021.
Since her arrest, a video posted by tv information channels reveals Ford repeatedly kicking a dog within the abdomen. In one other video, Ford is grabbing a dog by the neck and kicking it right into a kennel.
“Some of you may have seen these videos. But whether you’ve seen them or not, please know that the videos lack any context that would enable a viewer to understand what the incidents involved,” Ford wrote in her e mail. “While I cannot get into the details because of my pending legal matter, I can say generally that when these incidents occur, they can escalate in seconds. The actions I took that are depicted in the videos were aimed only at deescalating situations.”
Ford went on to put in writing that she was “dedicated to providing the highest level of care and training for dogs.”
While the court docket orders prohibit Ford from stepping foot in her dog day care areas whereas awaiting trial, there isn’t a language that orders the companies to shut.
Dave Rogers is a reporter with the Daily News of Newburyport. Email him at: d[email protected]. Follow him on Twitter @drogers41008.
Dave Rogers is a reporter with the Daily News of Newburyport. Email him at: dr[email protected]. Follow him on Twitter @drogers41008.