SALISBURY — Seacoast Canine owner Jennifer Ford on Friday denied animal cruelty charges writing in an e-mail to shoppers that at “no time” did she abuse or damage any canine.
“My love for canine and different animals has no boundaries and I might by no means do something to abuse or mistreat them,” she wrote in her e-mail.
Ford, 34, of Byield, was arraigned April 15 at 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 beneath a number of circumstances.
Conditions embrace staying a minimum of 100 ft away from enterprise/enterprise animals; to not work with or possess any animals apart from these she presently owns (three canine, two cats, six goats, 4 alpacas and chickens); enable legislation enforcement, animal management and/or MSPCA on property to implement court docket order; to not abuse any animal; and avoid and haven’t any direct or oblique contact with witnesses, apart from written communication on employment/enterprise issues.
Seacoast Canine has two areas, one in Salisbury and one other 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 separate alleged incidents courting again to 2021.
Since her arrest, a video posted by tv information channels present Ford repeatedly kicking one 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 could have seen these movies. But whether or not you’ve seen them or not, please know that the movies lack any context that will allow a viewer to know what the incidents concerned,” Ford wrote in her e-mail. “While I can not get into the small print due to my pending authorized matter, I can say typically that when these incidents happen, they’ll escalate in seconds. The actions I took which might be depicted within the movies have been aimed solely at deescalating conditions.”
Ford went on to jot down that she was “devoted to offering the best stage of care and coaching for canine.”
While the court docket orders prohibit Ford from stepping foot in her dog daycare 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: email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter @drogers41008.