Police Charge Man For Having Dead Pit Bull In Backyard

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. –

A man has been charged with animal cruelty after police found one dead pit bull and one severely emaciated pit bull in his back yard.

Ken Lloyd Jones, 47, was told by police that they would seek an arrest warrant with the State Attorney’s Office at a later date, according to a report from the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.

Police went to Jones’ house in the 1700 block of West 2nd Street on April 6 after receiving a complaint by phone about the dead dog.

A police officer and an animal cruelty investigator went to the house and found a brown and white pit bull, which had apparently been dead for a few days, “due to the decomposition and maggot activity on the body,” the report said.

Food or water was not observed anywhere near the deceased dog, which was on a chain, while the emaciated dog had food and water nearby.

Jones was not home when the officer and investigator arrived, but his wife called him and he came back to the house, stating he did not know the brown and white pit bull was dead.

Jones told police he fed the dogs a few days ago and he regularly feeds them maybe twice a week, but had no food on hand at the house. Jones also told police that he had been taking care of his mother, who has Alzheimer’s, and that his wife had recently been shot.

Jones was also charged with animal cruelty in 2003, and with carrying a concealed weapon, driving with a suspended license and running a stop sign in 1989.

 

 

News Link:-http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/article/255297/3/Police-Charge-Man-For-Having-Dead-Pit-Bull-In-Backyard

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Mutilated kitten corpses found behind Orange Park apartment complex

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The mutilated remains of four kittens were discovered Saturday night behind the Holly Cove Apartments at 1745 Wells Road in Orange Park, the apparent victim of animal cruelty, according to the Clay County Sheriff’s Office.

Orange Park animal rescue volunteer Terran Coburn showed deputies the kittens, which had their legs cut off and their bodies cut in half; only part of each kitten’s remains were found. She said a deputy told her that they had not been mutilated by a wild animal, but by people.

“I’ve been doing this for 30 years, and never in my life have I seen this. I saw this four kittens, but only three heads,” said Coburn, a volunteer with First Coast No More Homeless Pets. “I was really mad. … How gross that people could do this to these kittens. These babies — their little arms were no bigger than my little finger.”

Clay County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Mary Justino said the department has investigated serious cases of animal cruelty in the past, like the August arrest of a 12-year-old Orange Park boy on felony animal cruelty charges after he mutilated and killed ponies, goats and chickens in a Tanglewood Boulevard stable. That boy was sentenced to 18 to 36 months in a juvenile facility after he pleaded guilty in September.

Investigators went door to door at the complex Saturday afternoon to see if anyone had seen the animal mutilation. One neighbor said he saw a group of teenage boys hanging out around a pond at the north end of the complex, while another saw the cut-up corpses at the bottom of the complex’s stairs, according to the Sheriff’s Office report.

Coburn said police took evidence photographs, then gave her the remains, which she buried in Middleburg.

She said she plans to catch the kittens’ mother and “get her out of there.”

Read more at Jacksonville.com: http://jacksonville.com/news/crime/2012-04-16/story/mutilated-kitten-corpses-found-behind-orange-park-apartment-complex#ixzz1sFUBsFa0

Wittmann woman accused of animal abuse

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A woman was arrested in Wittmann on suspicion of 14 counts of animal crueltyWednesday morning, officials said.

Charlene Scott, 56, was arrested in Wittmann on suspicion of 14 counts of animal cruelty. Officials went to her home after finding a 3- to 4-month old puppy in need of emergency medical treatment

The Animal Crimes Unit of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office conducted a search warrant at the home of Charlene Scott, 56, after finding a 3- to 4-month old puppy in need of emergency medical treatment, according to Officer Christopher Hegstrom of the Sheriff’s Office.

In their search, deputies found one dead puppy and seized three adult female dogs, two adult male dogs and nine puppies, Hegstrom said.

He said the animals received medical attention after being taken from the home.

The Sheriff’s Office had been in contact with Scott about her animals since September, according to officials.

Police said she was negligent and that her animals had chronic tick infestations that caused hair loss and skin inflammation.

Scott had failed to treat her animals after police said they had given her recommendations over the past several months, according to Hegstrom.

Deputies said Scott showed an inability to properly care for her animals.

Wittmann is located about 35 miles northwest of Phoenix.
Read more: http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/2012/03/29/20120329wittmann-woman-accused-animal-abuse.html#ixzz1qiDoGfly

Arrest made in serious case of animal abuse in Sevier County

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A Stawplains man is in custody after being accused in a serious case of animal abuse.

Posted: 1:46 PM Mar 17, 2012

Paul Brabson

SEVIER COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT)- A Stawplains man is in custody after being accused in a serious case of animal abuse.

The Sevier County Sheriff’s Office says 58 year old Paul Brabson is charged with Aggravated Animal Cruelty.

 A complaint lead investigators to Brabson’s home. A driver passing by the home saw that the Black Lab was tangled up in a chain that was attached to the building. That driver then noticed the chain was embedded into the dog‘s neck.

The chain was surgically removed at the Sevier County Animal Clinic.

Investigators say Brabson admits the dog is his.

He was released on a two thousand dollar bond and is due in court on April 16th.

The dog is recovering at the county’s Humane Society and is expected to make a full recovery.

Brabson did surrender the dog to the Sevier County Humane Society.

The dog, renamed Sunshine, should be up for adoption soon.

Ricky Gervais – Ricky Gervais Steps Up Animal Rights Crusade

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Kind-hearted Ricky Gervais has stepped up his quest to ban cosmetic testing on animals – he’s launching a global campaign to end the “cruel” practice.

The Office star, a well-known animal rights advocate and an ambassador for Cruelty Free International, is appalled vivisection for cosmetics still takes place in countries around the world.

He’s now urging his legion of fans to join his campaign for an international ban on laboratory testing on animals.

Gervais says, “I am delighted to support the launch of Cruelty Free International, the exciting global campaign to end the use of animals in product testing. Animal testing for cosmetics is still allowed in most of the world. That means thousands of animals can continue to die for the sake of a new shampoo.

“We urgently need a worldwide ban on this cruel and unnecessary suffering. It’s time to close the door on testing products on animals.”

Earlier this year (12), the funnyman celebrated two major victories after a ban on using wild animals in circuses was passed in Britain and officials blocked plans to build a dog farm in the U.K. to breed beagles for lab tests.

Metairie pet owner booked with animal cruelty; surrendered Yorkie-Poo with embedded collar wound

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Owner Booked

Metairie woman was booked with animal cruelty Monday after Jefferson Parish animal shelter employees say she surrendered her dog with an infected wound from a severely embedded collar. The dog, a Yorkie-poodle mix named Jasper, was dripping blood from its neck when owner Latoya Holmes, 23, came to the shelter on Saturday, according to Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter Director Robin Beaulieu.

Holmes told employees at the shelter, located at 1 Humane Way in Elmwood, that she noticed the blood earlier in the day after picking up the dog, a Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office arrest report said. She surrendered the dog because of the wound, the report said.

Jasper was immediately taken to a Metairie animal hospital where a vet determined that he had to undergo surgery. The 1-inch wide wound went around the dog’s entire neck and was so deep it nearly exposed the animal’s trachea, an arrest report said.

Jasper is expected to recover, but the vet told animal shelter officials that the injury didn’t occur recently. Beaulieu said the shelter contacted the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Read more here:- Pet Owner Booked After Submitting Dog With Embedded Collar

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