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Chino Valley pair arrested on animal abuse charges involving 2 dogs

Penny Graydon, 39, left, and Joel Graydon, 21, both of Chino Valley, face multiple charges including animal neglect, animal abuse and animal mistreatment. (CVPD/Courtesy)

Penny Graydon, 39, left, and Joel Graydon, 21, both of Chino Valley, face multiple charges including animal neglect, animal abuse and animal mistreatment. (CVPD/Courtesy)

On Monday, May 6, Chino Valley Animal Control and Chino Valley Police officers responded to the 600 block of North Road 1 West for a report of two puppies being kept in a small cage.

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Riyah is one of the two dogs authorities found after responding to animal abuse claims Monday, May 6, 2019, in Chino Valley. (CVPD/Courtesy)

Two 6-month-old, black-and-white colored, female puppies were discovered living in a 4x4 kennel. The area was covered in trash and the kennel was covered in feces. It was determined the puppies did not have access to water or proper shelter, a news release Wednesday morning stated. The puppies were examined and it appeared the collars they were wearing had not been adjusted as they had grown. Both dog’s collars were embedded in their necks and raw flesh was exposed.

Chino Valley Animal Control took possession of the puppies and transported them to Chino Valley Animal Hospital.

Penny Graydon, 39, of Chino Valley was arrested and booked into the Yavapai County jail on charges of animal neglect, animal abuse and animal mistreatment. Joel Graydon, 21, of Chino Valley was arrested and booked into the Yavapai County jail on charges of animal neglect, animal abuse and animal mistreatment.

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Samira is one of the dogs authorities found after they responded to animal abuse claims Monday, May 6, 2019, in Chino Valley. (CVPD/Courtesy)

Chino Valley Animal Shelter has named these puppies Riyah and Samira. They are currently being treated for their injuries at Chino Valley Animal Hospital. They are going to require extensive treatment.

Chino Valley Animal Shelter is asking for the community’s help in treating these puppies. If you would like to help with treatment you can donate directly to the Chino Valley Animal Hospital under the shelters account for Riyah and Samira. You can also stop by the Chino Valley Animal Shelter and donate in-person or call them at 928-636-4223 ext. 7. We would greatly appreciate any and all donations.

Information and photos provided by the Chino Valley Police Department.

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