NAVARRE, Ohio — A Stark County woman is facing felony charges after she allegedly attempted to euthanize her two dogs with insulin last month, killing one.
According to a Navarre police report, officers were called to the Village Clean Laundromat on Main Street just after 10 p.m. on Sept. 8 for a report of a woman speaking about self-euthanizing her dogs. 44-year-old Tisha Lynn was found crying, and she apparently told officials her two dogs had gotten into a fight with another dog at her trailer park on Bender Street Northeast.
Lynn claims the manager of the trailer park ordered he to euthanize the dogs within 24 hours and give him photos as proof. She said she didn't have the money to pay a vet to do the job, so she decided to do it herself with her diabetic insulin around 8 p.m.
Authorities went with Lynn to her home to check on the dogs, a 7-year-old German Shepard and a 6-to-8-year-old Shepard mix. Both "seemed to behave normally," but after representatives from the Stark County Humane Society arrived the Shepard mix began convulsing. The dogs were transported to a local pet clinic, where the Shepard mix later died.
Lynn is charged with violating prohibitions concerning companion animals, a fifth-degree felony.