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Update: Woman Charged in Animal Cruelty Case

By October 8, 2020Press Releases

Columbia Police Department (CPD) have arrested a female in connection with an animal cruelty case.

Kimberly Nelson (DOB: 2-1-1978) turned herself in to CPD officers on October 7, 2020 and is charged with Two Counts of Animal Cruelty. Nelson is out of jail after a judge set a $20,000 personal recognizance bond.

Nelson is accused of not properly carrying for two dogs, a Pitbull and a Lhasa Apso at a Wilkes Road home.

According to the City of Columbia’s Animal Control officer, both dogs were extremely emaciated and in need of immediate medical attention. The dogs were  evaluated by the City’s veterinarian and were classified as being in the ‘worst’ medical condition.  During the exam, it was discovered that the Pitbull had digestive issues after eating dirt and grass to stay alive.  Also, the Lhasa Apso was covered in dirty, matted fur. The dogs continue to receive medical treatment.

All persons arrested/charged are presumed innocent until or unless proven guilty in a court of law.

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