Animal case delayed again
Posted: February 8, 2013
The Winchester Star
WINCHESTER — A case involving a local man charged with animal cruelty was delayed Thursday.
Russell L. Ebersole — who owns Aberdeen Acres Pet Care Center in Stephenson — faces 13 misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty. He has denied the allegations.
Ebersole appeared in Frederick County Circuit Court with local attorney Roger Inger.
His case — which has now been continued four times since he was indicted in November — was postponed until 9 a.m. March 7.
The pet care center owner has been under investigation for animal cruelty since August 2011, when two former employees filed a complaint about the use of abusive training practices.
He is accused of choking, beating, kicking and torturing several dogs in his care.
According to its website, Aberdeen Acres is a grooming, training and boarding facility that specializes in basic obedience, agility, protection and service dog training.
It is unclear if the alleged abuse took place at the pet center.
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