• Dennis McCaslin

Elkins woman arrested on Washington County warrant for 2019 animal cruelty incident



An Elkins woman was arrested Tuesday off a warrant that was issued on November 1 of last year for animal abuse and cruelty charges that occurred in July of 2020, according to the Washington County Sheriff Office.


Amansa Caitlyn Denaro faces to counts of Class D Felony Aggravated Cruelty to a Dog, Cat or Horse as well as Class A Felony Cruelty to Animals according to information from the Washington County Sheriff Office booking desk.


The charges stem from a July 2019 incident that saw Denaro arrested for taking a four week old Pyrenees mixed breed puppy from it's mother, leaving the puppy without "food water or care" and for abandoning 11 dogs at a former place of residence when she moved.


Denaro failed to appear in court for the original hearing and now faces additional charges for Failure to Appear.


Denaro was released on a $5000 bond just before 9 p.m. on Tuesday.


Class A felonies in Arkansas are punishable by six to 30 years’ imprisonment and a fine of up to $15,000.


Class D felonies are the least serious felonies in Arkansas, punishable by up to six years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.






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