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Woman arrested for cutting puppies' tails off

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Leslie Ayo (Courtesy: Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office) Leslie Ayo (Courtesy: Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office)

A woman has been arrested for performing veterinary service in the kitchen of a Gwinnett County home.

The Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office arrested Leslie Ayo, 38, of Fairburn, on 8 counts of Cruelty to Animals. Investigators said Ayo removed the tails and dew claws of a litter of newborn Rottweiler puppies. One of the 8 puppies died from the procedure.

Investigators say they responded to 810 Deer Oaks Drive in Lawrenceville on Nov. 19, 2013 after a woman said she paid Ayo $150 to have the puppies de-wormed, de-clawed and to have their tails removed. She told investigators that Ayo came to her home and performed the procedure in her kitchen.

The woman took one of the puppies to a veterinarian after she believed the tails were cut too short and one of the puppies appeared to be struggling. That vet then contacted the Gwinnett County Animal Welfare and Enforcement due to the puppy's condition.

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