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EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I.(WLNE)_ A North Providence woman was arrested and charged with cruelty to animals, conspiracy, and obstructing police.

The suspect, 28-year-old Kayla Card was arraigned in court Tuesday on animal cruelty charges.

The Rhode Island Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RISPCA) has shared evidence of Card’s interaction with Michael Williams, 34, a defendant in a Smithfield animal cruelty case that began in March.

The interactions indicate that Card had paid for cosmetic procedures to both “crop” the ears of eight dogs and have “cherry eye” removed at an unlicensed veterinarian. According to the correspondence between Card and Williams provided by the RISPCA, Card had the procedures performed at a car wash on Taunton Avenue.

Card at first denied that she knew Williams but has since admitted to knowing him.

The ongoing investigation includes evidence of other pet owners who have had similar procedures performed on their dogs by an unlicensed veterinarian.

The RISPCA is urging anyone who has had or knows someone that has had these operations done by Michael Williams to contact the RISPCA at 401-438-8150.

Individuals who have used these unlicensed services who do not cooperate may face similar criminal charges.

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