A NOWRA woman charged over an alleged act of cruelty to an animal and with failing to provide veterinary treatment has appeared in Nowra Local Court.
Michelle Therese Moloney, 48, has pleaded not guilty to the charge of aggravated cruelty to an animal and two counts of failing to provide veterinary treatment to an animal.
The charges come from a case brought by the RSPCA and the treatment of a female cattle dog called Roxy.
Court papers said between March 2 and March 16 this year RSPCA inspectors found the dog with a neck wound caused by an embedded chain collar that was so severe the animal has suffered a neck deformity.
Moloney also faces a charge of failing to get treatment to the dog for that injury and also for a wound to its back between February 23 and March 16 that got infected.
The case will be back before the court on July 17.
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