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Thursday, Jun 26, 2008County: Douglas
Charges: Felony CTA
Alleged: Janet Gay Weaver
Police arrested a woman on animal abuse charges Thursday after she allegedly tried to drown a puppy in a fountain after tugging it around on a rope tied too tightly around its neck.
Police initially responded to Eagles Park at the corner of Jackson Street and Lane Avenue in downtown Roseburg after someone complained about a woman changing her clothes in public shortly before noon, said Sgt. Aaron Dunbar with the Roseburg Police Department.
The woman, later identified as Janet Gay Weaver, 47, of Williams, was then seen dragging a puppy about 10 weeks old around the park on a leash.
When the leash came off, Dunbar said the woman tied a rope around the dog's neck that appeared to impair its breathing.
Weaver then allegedly took the dog, a German Shepherd mix, to the Hebe fountain and proceeded to hold its head under water, Dunbar said. As onlookers shouted out to the woman, one person physically restrained her and tried to take the dog.
When police arrived a short time later, the woman was arrested on suspicion of first-degree aggravated animal abuse, a felony, and second-degree disorderly conduct.
She was lodged at the Douglas County Jail.
The puppy was taken to Saving Grace Pet Adoption Center.
- News-Review Today - June 27, 2008
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