Latest Animal cruelty News

Iowa man charged with neglecting malnourished goats

Nov. 17, 2019 1:20 PM EST

NEW PROVIDENCE, Iowa (AP) — A 26-year-old man is facing animal neglect charges after authorities found several malnourished and dead goats on his property in north-central Iowa. The Hardin County Sheriff’s department found two dead goats and a malnourished goat in an outdoor shed without bedding or...

Workers demolishing home where 27 dead dogs were found

Nov. 16, 2019 1:00 PM EST

HAMPSTEAD, Md. (AP) — Workers are demolishing a Maryland house where authorities found 27 dead dogs and 27 others living in squalor earlier this year. The Carroll County Times reports that contractors began tearing down the Hampstead home on Friday. Ed Smith, a county animal control employee, says all 27...

Man convicted in shooting death of dog

Nov. 16, 2019 11:08 AM EST

WINTER HARBOR, Maine (AP) — A Maine man has been convicted of breaking into his employer’s home and killing the man’s dog. The Bangor Daily News reports a judge on Thursday found 24-year-old Justin Chipman guilty in the August 2018 shooting death of Franky, a pug. Chipman was convicted on...

2 indicted after dead cats found inside Maryland home

Nov. 15, 2019 8:05 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore County Police say two residents have been indicted after authorities found 74 dead cats and rescued 150 live cats and other animals from a home in Middle River. The Baltimore Sun reports 53-year-old Garriott J. Cox and 51-year-old Pamela Arrington were indicted on Nov. 4. Both...

Woman charged in dog’s death must complete community service

Nov. 15, 2019 10:32 AM EST

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island woman who police say left her dog in a hot car for several hours in August causing its death has been ordered to complete community service at an animal shelter. The Newport Daily News reports that a misdemeanor animal cruelty charge against 41-year-old Emily Foley,...

Nashville animal science teacher charged after emu dies

Nov. 14, 2019 4:29 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee authorities say a Nashville area high school teacher is facing a misdemeanor animal cruelty charge after an emu kept in her care at the school died. News outlets report 33-year-old Jessica Lumpkins was charged Wednesday after Metro Animal Care and Control discovered that...

Zoo owner charged with 46 animal cruelty counts in Virginia

Nov. 14, 2019 4:26 AM EST

WINCHESTER, Va. (AP) — The owner of a Virginia zoo where more than 100 animals were seized earlier this year has been charged with animal cruelty. A grand jury in Winchester indicted Keith Wilson, owner of Wilson’s Wild Animal Park, on 46 animal cruelty counts. Wilson’s nephew, Christian...

Tennessee editorial roundup

Nov. 13, 2019 4:13 PM EST

Recent editorials from Tennessee newspapers: ___ Oct. 12 The Kingsport TimesNews on ordinances to protect dogs from abuse: Johnson City is expected to take final action on a new ordinance to protect dogs from abuse by ignorant owners who permanently tether them. Bristol and Rogersville have similar laws in...

Arrest made in case of starving dog in northwest Wisconsin

Nov. 12, 2019 4:56 PM EST

BOYCEVILLE, Wis. (AP) — Police in northwestern Wisconsin have made an arrest in the case of a starving dog found along a highway. The Boyceville Police Department says the suspect was arrested late Monday for not providing food and drink to an animal and intentional mistreatment of an animal resulting in...

Police: Kentucky man left starved puppies to eat dead dog

Nov. 11, 2019 6:12 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man has been charged with animal cruelty after authorities say he neglected and starved his dogs, some of which resorted to eating a dead dog. News outlets report 39-year-old Lamarrick Sanders pleaded not guilty Friday. He's expected to appear in court Nov. 14 and has been...