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Woman fined for animal mistreatment

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Gazette Staff
February 28, 2008
— A former employee of the Rock County Humane Society was fined $961 after she pleaded no contest to animal mistreatment charges.

Naomi E. Houser, 27, of 2413 Delaware Drive, Janesville, pleaded no contest to two misdemeanors—intentionally mistreating animals and intentionally failing to provide proper food and water.


The case dates to November 2005 when Houser’s last name was Strommen and she worked for the humane society, confirmed Chris Konetski, executive director of the humane society.


After Houser’s arrest, she simply did not return to work, Konetski said.


After a complaint from her former husband in fall of 2005, a Janesville police officer went to Houser’s mobile home and reported finding a dead ferret, dead chinchilla, piles of feces and vomit on the floor and an “overwhelming” stench.



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