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Windham County Sheriff's Office
PO Box 266, Newfane, VT 05345

Arrest- Animal Cruelty


Incident: 23WHC00440
Date: 3/21/23
Location: Laurel Ledges, Vernon
Investigating Deputy: ACO Dep. Pinger #189

Accused: Kayla Merriam
Age: 29
City & State of Residence: Vernon, VT

Charges: Animal Cruelty (Misdemeanor)

Description: On 1/27/23 a dog in very poor condition was located running at large on Franklin Rd in Vernon. The dog was picked up and taken to the Windham County Humane Society where it was later euthanized due to its condition.

The dog's owner was identified and following an extensive investigation, Kayla Merriam of Vernon was arrested for the above offense. She was released on a citation to appear in the Windham Superior Court, Criminal Division at a later date.

Court Date: 5/16/23
Bail: N/A