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Batavia woman charged with animal cruelty


BATAVIA -- A 56-year-old Batavia woman was charged Tuesday with numerous acts of animal cruelty by New York State Police.

According to NYSP, Troopers were dispatched to the Genesee County Animal Shelter in the town of Batavia at the request of animal control officers. Becky L. Frens arrived at the animal shelter to claim a dog that was previously located the day before. The dog was in very poor health with multiple issues caused by neglect. The dog was diagnosed with multiple skin infections, mange, double ear infections, and had uncut nails so long that the dog could not walk. The dog was left in the care of the Genesee County Animal Shelter and Frens was charged with overdriving, torturing and injuring animals, and failure to provide proper sustenance.

She and processed at SP Batavia and issued an appearance ticket returnable to the town of Batavia Court for July 2018.

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