Woman Facing Animal Cruelty Charges in Clase Court Case

"Courtroom Gavel" by Joe Gratz, public domain

A woman that accused a Kosciusko County Animal Control Officer of stealing and shooting her dog, is now herself facing animal cruelty charges.

The incident happened on June 19th, when the Times Union reports, contrary to her story, Sherry Koser’s landlord gave permission for the officer to enter the property.

Once there the officer found the dog with an apparent ruptured tumor in its stomach that was bleeding and leaking puss. They also reported a couch on the porch of the home covered in leaked blood and flies. Ultimately the officer determined the dog needed to be euthanized, because it’s extreme condition.

Koser is now facing a single count of misdemeanor cruelty to an animal. The investigation into the matter determined the officer did nothing illegal, and was correct to euthanize the dog.