NAVARRE, Ohio — A Stark County woman is facing felony charges for allegedly killing one of her two dogs and injuring the other, which is a service animal, by administering 30 doses of insulin in an attempt to euthanize them, according to authorities.
The 44-year-old woman is charged with two counts of prohibitions concerning companion animals, both fifth-degree felonies, Stark County Court of Common Pleas records state.
A Navarre Police Department spokesperson said that on Sept. 8, officers responded to a local laundromat for a distraught woman "acting off" and talking about euthanizing her dogs.
The woman told police that her dogs got in a fight with another dog at the mobile home park where she lives, the police report stated.
According to the woman, the park's manager allegedly told her that her animals had to be euthanized within 24 hours and they wanted photos as proof. But because she didn't have the money to do so, the woman told officers that she searched the internet to find out how to euthanize the animals at home, authorities stated.
The woman then allegedly administered 30 doses of insulin she had at home to the dogs, authorities said.
The report states that the officers then went to the woman's home, found the animals and called the humane society. The dogs were taken to a nearby emergency animal clinic where one of them later died. The condition of the surviving dog is unknown.
The woman was arrested Thursday and released after posting a $25,000 bond, according to court records.
She has a court arraignment scheduled for Oct. 7.
Authorities said they are working with the prosecutor's office to determine if the park manager could face possible charges relating to the alleged incident.
News 5 has reached out to the mobile home park for comment on the situation.