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Former Boulder City Animal Control Officer Ordered Into Custody

A judge has ordered a former Boulder City animal control supervisor facing animal cruelty charges to be held on $50,000 bail.

The attorney for Mary Jo Frazier had asked that his client, who now lives in Oregon, be freed on her own recognizance. But the judge on Tuesday upheld a $50,000 warrant and ordered the woman be taken into custody.

Frazier has pleaded not guilty to felony counts of animal cruelty involving two dogs between April 2014 and April 2015.

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Prosecutors say she euthanized a Dachshund unnecessarily and failed to provide proper food or care for a pit bull puppy.

The charges come nearly a year after a police investigation suggested animals were improperly euthanized under Frazier's watch.

Frazier resigned shortly after the investigation and moved to Oregon.