According to the Pasco Municipal Code, it carries with it a gross misdemeanor charge.
FORMER DIRECTOR OF TROUBLED SHELTER WILL BE IN COURT DEC. 14
The gross misdemeanor charge concerning animal cruelty in the 2nd Degree can be punished with up to 364 days in jail and up to a $5,000 fine...
The call for a new shelter for the Tri-Cities goes as far back as 2011. The current Tri-Cities animal shelter dates back several decades and it's been a vision and a dream of animal lovers to see the shelter get a new building.