Cruelty

3 Charged in Connection to Raid of Bellevue PetSmart

Criminal charges have been filed against three people involved in the recent raid of the Bellevue PetSmart The Tennessean reports. Two men and a woman, employees of the store on Sawyer Brown Road in Bellevue, were cited by Metro Animal Care and Control for cruelty to animals, a misdemeanor for a first offense.
 
The charges stem from a raid of the store on March 29, where Metro police and the Metro Nashville Public Health Department uncovered and confiscated several sick and injured animals. Authorities were tipped off by members of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), who received undercover videos of injured animals from an employee of the store. A court date has not yet been set in this case.
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