Corning woman arrested after dead dog found at home

Nov 17, 2015 3:41 PM by News Staff

A Corning woman barred from owning animals is in jail after investigators allegedly found one dead dog and a handful of others in poor health near her home.

Roberta Ann Draper, 57, was arrested Tuesday after Tehama County District Attorney’s investigators found over a dozen dogs, cats, geese, turkey and Guinea hens on her property off of Lariat Loop in the Rancho Tehama area.

One of the dogs had died, and several others appeared to be malnourished and suffering. Chief Investigator Eric Clay says one of the dogs couldn’t move on his own.

As a condition of a pervious animal cruelty conviction, Draper was under a court order not to posses any animals, livestock or fowl. She was arrested and booked into the Tehama County Jail on multiple felony animal cruelty charges.


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