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Puppy's bacon-grease burn leads to two charges against Raymond dog breeder

Union Leader Correspondent

October 01. 2018 10:38PM
Stephanie Britt (Raymond Police Department)

Police said this German shepherd named Brena wasn’t properly treated after suffering grease burns. (Courtesy)

RAYMOND — A Raymond dog breeder is facing animal cruelty charges for allegedly failing to seek medical care for a puppy accidentally burned by bacon grease.

Police Chief Michael Labell said police began their investigation after a person who was buying the German shepherd puppy named Brena reported the “potential” injuries to the dog.

Labell said the burns were accidental, but that Stephanie Britt, 37, of 25 Riverside Drive didn’t get medical treatment for the dog.

The two misdemeanor animal cruelty charges filed in Candia Circuit Court allege that Brena was “deprived of necessary care” after Britt became aware that the dog had suffered “severe grease burns to her face and chest.”

According to the complaints, the dog was burned on July 30.

Gerard LaFlamme Jr., Britt’s attorney from Haverhill, Mass., has entered a not guilty plea on her behalf and waived her arraignment scheduled for Oct. 15.

LaFlamme declined to comment on the charges Monday.

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