- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 15, 2016

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A former Boulder City animal control supervisor accused of illegally killing dogs at a shelter, including a Dachshund that belonged to her ex-husband, has posted bond and is free pending trial on felony animal cruelty charges.

Mary Jo Frazier pleaded not guilty March 8 in Clark County District Court to two felony counts that could get her up to eight years in prison. She was accused of unnecessarily euthanizing the Dachshund and failing to provide proper food or care for a pit bull puppy.

Frazier, who ran the shelter, retired from the city near Hoover Dam and moved to Oregon shortly after a police investigation concluded that more than 90 animals had been euthanized in one year without a required five-day waiting period and veterinary exam.

The city police chief who decided against seeking charges against Frazier resigned in January, a month after Boulder City officials sent the case to the district attorney with a request that Frazier be prosecuted.

Frazier was released last week after a judge set bond at $50,000 and said she could live at home in Grants Pass, Oregon, pending trial Sept. 12 in Las Vegas, court records show.

Frazier also was ordered not to have any contact with animals, prosecutor Amy Ferreira said. Frazier’s lawyer didn’t immediately respond to messages.

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