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31 Animals Seized; RC Woman Arrested

On February 24th 2022, the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office and Rutherford County Animal Control executed a search warrant at 158 Paws Ranch Rd in reference to animal cruelty.

Results of the search warrant was: 23 horses, 17 goats, and one sheep were seized.
All the animals have been dispersed to various rescues and foster homes until a court decision is determined.

Delores Hanser, 63,  was charged with 11 counts of Misdemeanor Cruelty to Animals, 1 count of Improper Burial (local ordinance), and 2 counts of Specific Animal Care requirements (local ordinance).
Ms. Hanser was taken before the magistrate and received a $10,000 unsecured bond.