April 11, 2021


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Elk Grove pet groomer sentenced on animal cruelty demand


An Elk Grove pet groomer was sentenced to jail time on Thursday on an animal cruelty charge that was introduced soon after a dog’s death, according to the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Workplace.

In a news release, the District Attorney’s workplace said that Stephanie Frentz, the proprietor and operator of Soapy Paws grooming expert services, was sentenced to 180 days in jail, two several years probation and was also requested to cease grooming animals for 10 a long time.

According to Sacramento County courtroom records, Frentz pleaded no contest to a solitary felony demand of animal cruelty on Feb. 11. An additional felony cost was dismissed.

Prosecutors accused Frentz of letting a miniature schnauzer named Rosco to slide off a grooming table on Might 29, 2020, and failing to come to his support for various minutes, for the duration of which time the doggy died of strangulation. Prosecutors also said that Frentz was not forthcoming about the induce of the dog’s dying afterward.

“Through the efforts of Elk Grove Animal Command and the District Attorney‘s Office environment, it was determined that Frentz’s carelessness although grooming Rosco brought about his demise,” the District Attorney’s workplace wrote in a assertion.

Vincent Moleski addresses breaking information for The Bee and is a graduate pupil in literature at Sacramento State. He was born and elevated in Sacramento and earlier wrote for the university’s university student newspaper, the Point out Hornet.