Today, Sheriff Craig S. DuMond announced that a Hobart woman is facing animal cruelty charges as a result of Deputies locating two deceased dogs in her apartment.

On Saturday afternoon, December 19, 2020, Sheriff Deputies, were dispatched to a dog complaint in Hobart. Upon their arrival on scene, Deputies discovered that two deceased dogs in a bedroom and another apparently malnourished dog in another bedroom. Investigation revealed that the dogs had been held in a single bedroom for the past six months and had not been provided adequate food, water or veterinary care.

As a result of their investigation, Deputies arrested and charged 40-year-old Bonnie J. Tanner, of Hobart, NY, with one count of cruelty to animals - failure to provide proper food and sustenance.

Tanner voluntarily surrendered the malnourished dog to the Dog Control Officer and it was transported to the Delaware County Humane Society for evaluation and necessary treatment.

In accordance with New York State Bail Reform legislation, Tanner was issued an appearance ticket and was released to appear in the Stamford Town Court on a later date to answer the charge. Speaking on the arrest, Sheriff Craig S. DuMond remarked, “Here is another example of where the Governor’s Bail Reform Legislation reflects that criminals are treated better than the helpless and innocent victims they create…For these reasons, this legislation continues to need modifications and I will continue to work tirelessly toward that endeavor."

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