Woman charged under Goddard’s Law after dogs severely abused, neglected; one pup died

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NEWBURGH HEIGHTS, Ohio -- The Newburgh Heights Police Department arrested and charged a woman under Goddard's Law with two counts of animal cruelty.

Police say the arrest of Jasmine Bryant, 27, was the result of a tip and investigation which revealed two dogs -- Max and Brownie -- were severely abused and neglected.

Officers brought Brownie to the police station and during transport to the kennel, Brownie passed away. The pup was estimated to be 4-5 months old.

Max was also removed from the home and is currently being nursed back to health, police say.

Bryant appeared in court Monday; her case was bound over to the Cuyahoga County Grand Jury.

Goddard's Law, named after FOX 8's own legendary meteorologist Dick Goddard, increased the penalty for companion animal abuse from a misdemeanor to a felony.

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