Cops: Medford Man Shot Neighbours Dog With BB Gun

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Medford man was arrested Sunday evening on animal cruelty charges after allegedly shooting his neighbor’s dog with a BB gunSuffolk County police said.

Martin Frey, 54, of Medford, faces animal cruelty charges after shooting  dog in the face with a BB gun, Suffolk police say. Credits: SCPD

Martin Frey, 54, of 84 Lincoln Road, is awaiting arraignment Monday at First District Court in Central Islip after being charged with one count of animal cruelty and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

According to police, at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Sixth Precinct patrol officers received a 911 call from a woman at 82 Lincoln Road reporting that her neighbor had shot her dog.

When police officers Ettore Naclerio and Michael Cafarella arrived to the home, they noticed that the German Shepard had a BB gun pellet lodged in his nose and the dog was bleeding. Police said the injuries were non-life-threatening.

Frey was arrested at the scene and police said he was found to be in possession of a gravity knife when he was arrested, spurring the weapons possession charge.

He was held overnight in police custody and held for morning arraignments, police said.

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Teenage Boy 14 yr Charged With Shooting dog With Arrow – Dog Euthanized.

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A teenage boy has been charged with aggravated animal cruelty for shooting a dog with a bow and arrow.  The dog had to be euthanized.

Investigators with the Sevier County Sheriff’s Office say the 14-year-old turned himself in.

Allie, a 6-year-old golden retriever mix, was found with the arrow through her body last week in Seymour.  She was taken to a vet, but they were not able to save her.  Her family was located a few days later, and were devastated at what happened to her.

The Sevier County Humane Society offered a reward to find the person who shot Allie, and with community donations, it was raised to $450.  Director Jayne Vaughn says she believes a tip led investigators to the boy, and that person should be entitled to the reward.

“It was a great relief to discover that an arrest had been made and that we can put this horrible tragedy to rest; for Allie (the victim) and her family. It is extremely disturbing that the perpetrator was a juvenile, however there are consequences for actions. The lesson to be learned from this tragic event is that bows and arrows are weapons. In this case, a deadly weapon. The same applies to pellet guns, and BB guns. They are not toys and should not be in the hands of children, period, – and certainly not without adult supervision,” said Vaughn.

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The Sevier County Humane Society is offering a reward for information about the person who shot a golden retriever mix with an arrow.  The dog had to be euthanized.

Allie was found with the arrow protruding from her side on September 28, on Maryville Highway in Seymour.  She was taken to a veterinarian, but because of her internal injuries, could not be saved.

The $250 reward will be paid to anyone who provides information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible.

If you have any information contact Corporal King at 865-453-4688.

Donations to the “Allie Reward Fund” can be made by sending them to: The Sevier County Humane Society, P.O. Box 976, Pigeon Forge, TN 37868.

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Belleville man charged with killing seven kittens found in North End Park

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A 46-year-old Belleville man was charged Friday with allegedly killing the seven kittens whose bodies were found lying in a row May 8 in North End Park.

Terry D. Roy, of 7 Kircher Place, faces a single felony count of aggravated cruelty to animals, Capt. Don Sax said. He is accused of shooting the kittens with a BB gun and taking them to the park.

Police originally thought the kittens had been killed by another animal due to puncture wounds found on their bodies. But within the last couple of days, a witness in a separate case provided information implicating Roy in the kittens’ deaths, according to Sax.

Roy apparently attempted to turn over the kittens to an animal control agency but was told that if someone did not claim them within a week they would be euthanized, witnesses told police. So, he decided to kill and dispose of them himself, according to the witnesses.

“Why? We still don’t know the rest of it,” Sax said.

Witnesses told police that Roy is mentally-challenged and may not have been taking his medications, Sax said.

His bail was set at $25,000

Largo man charged with animal cruelty in shooting, killing Little Egret

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LARGO — A 47-year-old man was charged with animal cruelty after he shot, maimed and then killed a little egret, according to police.

Jere Martin Patterson Jr. told Largo police that the bird was trying to eat his 6-month-old kitten, so he chased it — but did not kill the egret.

He was charged Friday in the incident that took place in the mobile home park where he lives at 620 Clearwater Road N, according to a Largo police report.

Patterson shot the bird multiple times with a BB gun, police said. Then he captured the injured bird, according to police, and killed it. The egret suffered “multiple fractures to the wing and neck area,” the report said.

After killing the bird, police said, Patterson stuffed its carcass inside a plastic trash bag and put it in a large bin at Keystone Mobile Home Park.

Patterson told officers that he chased after the bird and kicked it, according to the report, but did not kill it. He was booked into the Pinellas County jail, where he was being held Saturday in lieu of $5,000 bail.

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Dunbar man pleads guilty to animal cruelty charges

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A Dunbar man admitted to animal cruelty charges Friday in connection to allegations that he fired BBs at a small dog in a cage.

Steven P. King, 20, pleaded guilty Friday to one misdemeanor count of animal cruelty. He faces up to a year of prison on the charges.

On Jan. 8, Dunbar Police Officer W.M. Moss responded to a disturbance call at King’s home at 413 17th St. A neighbor told the officer that he tried to force in his way into King’s house for fear that he was abusing an animal inside, according to a police report.

The floors apparently were covered with animal excrement; much of it was dried and ground into the carpet, the report states.

Two children, ages 9 and 10, were in the living room of the house, according to the report. One child was walking barefoot on the carpet. Rotting food, bags of trash, a bottle of boric acid and a turkey carcass also were reported lying around the house.

The dog, a small pinscher, apparently was roaming around the living room, in which sat a small black cage surrounded by spent BBs, the reports states. Moss examined the dog, and found that it was covered with welts, apparently from the BBs.

A Dunbar humane officer took the animal, and workers from Child Protective Services relocated the children. Another person in the house, Krissa Bowers, was arrested for child neglect, according to the report.

As part of a special type of plea agreement, King admitted to the animal cruelty charge, but did not stipulate to actually firing the BB gun at the dog.

Kanawha County Assistant Prosecutor Fred Giggenbach has recommended the full six-month prison sentence on the charges.

The case is before Kanawha Circuit Judge Duke Bloom.

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Charges filed in Des Moines kitten shooting

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A kitten was shot in the abdomen over the weekend, resulting in the arrest of a Des Moines man on charges of reckless use of a firearm and animal abuse.

Roger Brass was arrested Saturdays night. (Jail Photo)

Roger Allen Brass, 31, remained in the Polk County Jail on Monday on $2,300 bond.

Des Moines police said the Saturday night investigation at 913 E. 27th St. began when  off-duty officer Matthew Hunter was walking out of a nearby thrift store and heard a loud crack from a gun.

Officer Hunter looked toward 913 E. 27th St. in time to see glass from the front door break and fall to the ground, police said in a report. The officer also saw a small kitten fly from the front of the house. Two men came outside fighting.

The kitten was on the ground near the door. It was not dead. Officials said it was crying in pain.

The kitten died before it arrived at the Animal Rescue League of Iowa care and control center.

Police said Brass admitted shooting at the kitten “as he was mad at his parents but claimed it was only a BB gun.” Police said they found a spent .22 caliber shell just inside the front door of the house. A .22 caliber gun and a BB gun were confiscated along with several live .22 caliber rounds.

Animal control officers took the kitten and other cats from the residence.

Josh Colvin, animal control supervisor, said, “Fortunately, we don’t see this very often. But we do see it. It’s always unfortunate when an animal gets caught in the cross hairs.”


Zoraida Garcia charged in beating dog with a flash light

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“The woman that did this needs some serious jail time & should never be allowed near animals again!”

Bradenton, FL:  As reported by Tampa Bay News 10, among numerous other news agencies, deputies with the Manatee County Sheriff’s Department arrested 59-year-old Zoraida Garcia on April 1, 2012, when they found her brutally beating an approximately 2-year-old Pit Bull named Chucha with a flashlight.

The attack was described by the deputies as a ferocious beating, and they were shocked that the beating continued even when they arrived.  They had responded to a car alarm shortly after 10:00 p.m., but heard Chucha crying and yelping in pain.  They witnessed Ms. Garcia mercilessly beating the dog with what appeared to be a large flashlight in the parking lot of Cruz Towing on 15th Street East, where she worked as a security guard.  They described Garcia raising the flashlight high over her head and repeatedly bringing it down onto the head and body of the dog, who was continuously crying out in pain.

Deputies ordered Garcia to stop beating Chucha, but she refused.  Finally, they stated she walked away from Chucha, but came back and came towards the deputies with what they originally thought was a rifle.  When Garcia surrendered, it was subsequently found she had a BB gun.  She was arrested, and has been charged with felony animal cruelty and torture of an animal with intent.  She is currently in the Manatee County Jail with bond set at $1000.

The dog was relinquished by the owner of the towing yard, Miguel Cruz, as he did not want to be responsible for paying the costs associated with Chucha’s medical care.  Cruz defended Garcia, claiming that she was only trying to break up a dog fight.  However, deputies have stated there was no evidence of this when they arrived.

Garcia has a criminal record that includes driving on a suspended license, retail theft as well as probation violation.

Chucha was bleeding, whimpering, in shock, and having difficulty walking, and was clearly in a great deal of pain.  She was taken by the Animal Control to the office of Dr. Luke Berglund, where it was discovered she had injuries consistent with the brutal beating to her head, front legs and rear.

Chucha is described as a gentle and loving dog.  Once she has recovered from her injuries, she will have a loving forever home with one of the deputies who rescued her.  She will no longer have to live the lonely life of a dog in a tow yard, but instead, be a cherished family member.

A petition has been drawn up by the compassionate advocates at Hand4Paws, asking that, if convicted, Garcia receive the maximum possible sentence available under the law for this brutal and senseless beating.  Please consider adding your voice to this petition for justice for sweet Chucha, which you can access here or at the link provided below.

Thankfully, Chucha is out of that horrible situation and on the road to recovery.  Had the deputies not been called out for that car alarm, the ending for Chucha could have been far worse.  Keep getting better Chucha.  Your future will now be filled with only love and kindness, and advocates will speak for you to seek justice for what you had to endure.

Click here to sign the petition:  “Maximum Animal Cruelty Charges for Zoraida Garcia If Found Guilty!”
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