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Deputies: Woman made contact with cat, violated probation

Tammy Brown

Tammy Brown

LAND O'LAKES — The last time Tammy Brown was in court, the judge made clear a special restriction on her sentence.

"I don't want you to own any animals," Circuit Judge William Webb said. "Not even a goldfish."

After the end of a controversial trial last April, Brown was convicted of animal cruelty for not getting her dog Harley the medical care he needed. She was ordered to complete 300 hours of community service and to have no contact with animals.

On Thursday, Brown, 48, was arrested and charged with violating probation. She failed to complete 751/2 hours that were due in February, and on May 9 she had contact with a calico cat, according to a Sheriff's Office report.

The details of Brown's interaction with the cat were not provided in the report. A request to interview her at the Land O'Lakes jail, where she remained Friday afternoon without bail, was not returned.

Pasco Animal Services took Harley in 2011. Harley had large tumors that Brown said would grow, pop and reappear. He also had pus coming out of his eyes and cracked, bleeding skin, heartworms and ear mites.

Brown, of Moon Lake, said she tried to treat Harley's ailments with an over-the-counter animal skin ointment, but she didn't have the money to take him to a vet. Brown, who has degenerative bone disease and hypertension, lives off her monthly $508 disability check.

Harley, 14, was put down.

Deputies: Woman made contact with cat, violated probation 06/06/14 [Last modified: Friday, June 6, 2014 7:41pm]
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