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Veterinarian gets 21 years for dog sexual abuse, child porn

Oct. 09, 2021 15:01 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A Florida veterinarian has been sentenced to more than 21 years in prison for sexually abusing dogs, posting bestiality videos online and collecting child pornography. Court documents show Prentiss K. Madden, whose practice was in Aventura, Florida, was...

3 sentenced for roles in interstate dog fighting network

Oct. 07, 2021 13:07 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Three men have been sentenced for their roles in an interstate dog fighting network operating in Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia and New Jersey, federal prosecutors announced Thursday. “The violent and cruel act of dog fighting is a heinous...

Woman sentenced for submerging puppy in pond, causing death

Oct. 06, 2021 07:43 AM EDT

WEST MILFORD, N.J. (AP) — A woman who drowned a 10-week-old puppy that was found submerged and in a weighted cage in a northern New Jersey pond two years ago has been sentenced to six months in jail. Tonya Fea, 49, of Boonton, must also serve five years of probation...

2 arrested after 4-year-old boy shot in leg in South Bend

Oct. 05, 2021 18:54 PM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Two people were arrested Tuesday after a 4-year-old boy shot in one of his lower legs, South Bend police said. The boy was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries, police said. Terry Nailon and Rickey Williams charged...

Kennel operator convicted in 2019 fire that killed 29 dogs

Oct. 03, 2021 11:22 AM EDT

WHEATON, Ill. (AP) — The operator of a suburban Chicago kennel where 29 dogs were killed in a 2019 fire has been convicted of charges of animal cruelty and violation of owner’s duties. After a five-day bench trial, a DuPage County judge found Garrett Mercado, 32,...

Albuquerque man sought in fatal shooting of dog-walker

Sep. 30, 2021 21:04 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An arrest warrant has been issued for a suspect accused of killing another Albuquerque man after the victim’s service dog was shot and wounded for reportedly barking at the gunman, police said. The warrant issued Tuesday seeks Xavier Marquez,...

Mississippi high court affirms conviction on dogfighting

Sep. 30, 2021 18:50 PM EDT

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Supreme Court on Thursday affirmed a man's conviction on three felony counts of dogfighting. Tommie Queen was arrested in November 2017 and found guilty in November 2019. Adams County Circuit Judge Debra Blackwell gave him a...

Wisconsin Senate to vote on stiffer animal abuse penalties

Sep. 28, 2021 13:15 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Senate signed off on a bill Tuesday that would increase animal abuse penalties. Right now the penalty for animal abuse is a $500 forfeiture. Abuse resulting in mutilation, disfigurement or death the maximum penalty is three-and-a-half...

Omaha woman charged over dozens of dead animals in her home

Sep. 27, 2021 18:07 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha woman has been charged with felony counts after dozens of dead animals were found in her home rendered uninhabitable by filth, waste and rotting animal carcasses. The Nebraska Humane Society said in a court affidavit that the discovery was...

Omaha woman charged after authorities find 45 dead animals

Sep. 26, 2021 14:31 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha woman has been charged with felony animal neglect after authorities found 45 dead animals inside her home. A judge set 47-year-old Jaime Kimbrough's bail at $20,000 on Friday. The Omaha World-Herald could not reach her by phone for comment...