NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A 25-year-old Missouri woman is accused of leaving four dogs locked in a hot car while she had lunch in a central Florida restaurant, police said.
The woman, who was visiting the area from Gainesville, Missouri, was arrested Thursday evening on charges of animal cruelty, New Smyrna Beach police officials said.
SPRING HILL, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman is accused of shooting her dogs multiple times with a BB gun to keep them from escaping her yard, sheriff's officials said.
The 37-year-old woman was arrested Tuesday on charges of aggravated animal cruelty, Hernando County Sheriff's officials said in a Facebook post.
GASTONIA, N.C. (AP) — More than 30 dogs have been seized in a North Carolina city after law enforcement officers broke up a dog-fighting ring, authorities said.
Gaston County Police Animal Care and Enforcement responded to a Gastonia address on Thursday to investigate a report of dogs fighting in the backyard, the Gaston Gazette reported.
WALLINGFORD, CT. (AP) — A Wallingford man has been arrested on an animal cruelty charge after police said he was seen on video manhandling a Siberian husky puppy with its snout taped shut.
The 27-year-old man was released on $50,000 bond after his arrest Friday.
VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — A woman faces animal cruelty charges after the remains of a cat, rabbit, bird and two turtles were found in her abandoned mobile home near Valparaiso.
The woman was arrested Monday after the bodies of the animals were found March 17, The (Northwest Indiana) Times reported Tuesday.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — A physical therapist from Connecticut was convicted Thursday evening of killing his wife, three young children and the family's dog two years ago in central Florida.
A 12-member jury found Anthony Todt guilty of four counts of first-degree murder and one count of animal cruelty.
GOLDEN VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona man faces animal cruelty charges after 183 dead dogs, rabbits, birds and other animals were found in a freezer, including some that were apparently frozen while alive, officials said.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) —
A physical therapist from Connecticut suffocated his 4-year-old daughter by rolling on top of her and also killed his two sons and wife, a prosecutor told a Florida jury on Monday.
HEBRON, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut woman has been charged with animal cruelty after authorities found more than 30 dogs, more than a dozen cats and a variety of other animals living in filthy conditions inside and outside a house, state police said Saturday.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The owner of a Virginia roadside zoo and his nephew pleaded no contest Friday to multiple counts of animal cruelty and received suspended sentences, state Attorney General Jason Miyares announced.
PAPILLION, Neb. (AP) — A Papillion man who saw hundreds of animals removed from his home last year has been arrested on animal cruelty charges.
Edward Luben, 56, was booked into the Sarpy County Jail on Wednesday on seven felony counts and five misdemeanor counts of cruel neglect of animals, according to a county news release Thursday.
SALINA, Kan. (AP) — A Saline County woman has been found shot to death, along with her two dogs, in her home, sheriff's officials said, and her boyfriend has been arrested on suspicion of murder.
Deputies were called Monday evening to the home just a couple of miles south of Salina to check on the well-being of a person there and found 50-year-old Laurie Leanne Likins and two dogs dead, the Saline County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.
DENVER (AP) — A former member of the board that regulates Colorado's veterinarians faces animal cruelty allegations after authorities said pet birds were found living in bad conditions in her suburban Denver home.
SAUCIER, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi woman is facing over two dozen charges after more than 30 dead dogs were found on her property.
The woman was arrested Wednesday. She faces one felony count of animal cruelty and 30 misdemeanor counts of simple animal cruelty, WLOX-TV reported.
AUTAUGAVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A woman is facing animal cruelty charges after deputies found several dogs chained and another dead at a home in Alabama's Autauga County.
Danielle Chunte Erskine, 28, of Autaugaville is charged with five counts of cruelty to animals, WSFA-TV reported.
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — A 46-year-old woman has been arrested on animal cruelty charges after throwing a 3-year-old pug named Bucky off of a seventh-floor balcony Clearwater condominium during an argument with her ex-boyfriend, authorities said.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A television producer was sentenced to eight years in prison for killing her deaf and partially blind sister in what prosecutors said was a botched murder-suicide, prosecutors said Thursday.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia police officer has pleaded no contest to felony animal cruelty in the fatal shooting of his fiancée’s dog, which he tried to cover up by saying he accidentally killed the animal while trying to stop a bear attack.
COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — A judge refused to set bond Monday for a Georgia man accused of stomping his wife's pet dachshund to death after trapping the dog in its pen in an attack partially captured on video, the Ledger-Enquirer reported.
CHICAGO (AP) — A man known as the “Dreadhead Cowboy” has pleaded guilty to animal cruelty in connection with a rush-hour horseback ride he took along Chicago's Dan Ryan Expressway in 2020.
Adam Hollingsworth pleaded guilty Friday to aggravated animal cruelty and was sentenced to a year in prison by a Cook County judge, court records show.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Two North Carolina women are accused of intentionally depriving three lizards of food and abandoning them inside a storage unit, a sheriff's office said.
OLIVEHURST, Calif. (AP) — Sheriff's deputies removed dozens of animals including a dead horse from a Northern California home and are seeking an arrest warrant for a suspect, authorities said.
A search warrant was served last week at the residence in Olivehurst, where deputies found 61 animals living in “deplorable conditions," the Yuba County Sheriff's Department said.
PETERSBURG, VA. (AP) — A Virginia woman has been charged with animal cruelty after officials say she buried her dog alive.
The Dinwiddie County Sheriff’s Office received a call Thursday from someone claiming to have witnessed the incident in the Jones Trailer Park.
DES MOINES, Wash. (AP) — A Des Moines man was charged Thursday with first-degree animal cruelty and reckless endangerment after he allegedly shot a dog twice in front of the animal’s 11-year-old owner.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A judge has sentenced a Mercer County man to three months in jail for denying animals water and feeding them moldy hay.
The Bismarck Tribune reported that South Central Judge Cynthia Feland sentenced Shanan Weigum of Zap on Monday after he pleaded guilty to felony animal cruelty.
PARSONS, Kan. (AP) — Parsons police said someone beheaded a 3-month-old puppy that belonged to one of their officers in what they called a “targeted attack."
The officer reported last Friday that she let the German shepherd puppy, named Ranger, out into a fenced yard about 7 a.m.
LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man has pleaded guilty to a felony for throwing his ex-girlfriend’s caged miniature poodle in a river.
Davion Simpson, 24, pleaded guilty Wednesday to animal cruelty in the case and faces possible jail time when he’s sentenced Dec.
WHEATON, Ill. (AP) — The operator of a suburban Chicago kennel where 29 dogs were killed in a fire will spend 20 days in a county jail.
Garrett Mercado’s sentence was announced Tuesday by DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin.
VERBENA, Ala. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say seven people face animal cruelty and conspiracy charges in connection with a large-scale cockfighting and fighting bird breeding operation.
UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — The owner of a herd of zebras was charged Tuesday with animal cruelty after three zebras escaped his Maryland farm, including one found dead in an illegal snare trap.
Jerry Lee Holly, 76, of Upper Marlboro has been charged with three counts of animal cruelty, news outlets reported.
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.
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.
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.
MIDFIELD, Ala. (AP) — A police officer in an Alabama town near Birmingham is free on bond after being arrested on charges of animal cruelty.
Midfield Police Officer Cameroun Tremble, 46, surrendered at the Jefferson County Jail on Thursday to face two misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A man accused of massacring a Florida family under the delusion that they were child sex traffickers has been formally charged with four counts of first-degree murder.
Court documents show a grand jury's 22-count indictment was filed Tuesday in Polk County Circuit Court against Bryan Riley.
BURNSIDE, Ky. (AP) — Police and members of an animal rescue group have removed 150 neglected animals from a pet shop in southern Kentucky.
Local authorities in Pulaski County, including the Burnside Police Department, served a search warrant on the pet shop, Tim's Reptiles and Exotics on Wednesday morning.
NEW YORK (AP) — A Queens man has been charged with multiple counts of animal cruelty and other crimes after police found 27 pit bulls in “dungeonlike” conditions at his home, authorities said Wednesday.
LEONARDTOWN, Md. (AP) — Maryland prosecutors have charged a northern Virginia man with animal cruelty after the discovery of a suspected dog fighting arena earlier this year.
The St. Mary’s County State’s Attorney’s Office charged Damien Terrell Wilson, 48, of Woodbridge, Virginia, with 47 counts of animal cruelty last week, WTOP-FM reported.
LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man has been arrested for animal cruelty after he allegedly threw his girlfriend’s caged miniature poodle into a river Monday.
Police said the 24-year-old man tossed the kenneled dog into the Missouri River at Riverfront Park in Leavenworth, Kansas, the Leavenworth Times reported.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas animal welfare group has created a new program to reduce animal violence in 23 Kansas counties.
LONDON (AP) — A former security guard who knifed nine cats to death in night-time attacks in the English seaside city of Brighton was sentenced Friday to more than five years in prison.
Steve Bouquet, 54, was convicted of attacking 16 cats, nine of them fatally, between late 2018 and mid-2019 in Brighton, 50 miles (80 kilometers) south of London.
SALEM, N.H. (AP) — Going well beyond the dog days of summer, New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu signed three bills Wednesday aimed at protecting not just canines but cats and wild critters as well.
MIAMI (AP) — A self-styled pet rescuer has been sentenced to 364 days in jail for animal cruelty after hoarding cats and allowing them to starve inside her apartment in South Florida.
Cheryn Smilen, 56, pleaded guilty and will now be banned from owning or trying to rescue animals, the Miami Herald reported.
NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man is facing animal cruelty and other charges after investigators said he attacked and seriously wounded a dog with a machete.
An affidavit by a Volusia County sheriff's deputy says Richard Nelson, 46, injured the dog during a confrontation earlier this month outside a New Smyrna Beach home.
SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police in Tennessee say two people face charges after officers found a dead monkey inside a hot car parked outside of a waterpark.
According to the Sevierville Police Department, officers on Wednesday found the dead nine-week old marmoset monkey and a five-week old monkey that was alive in the car parked at Soaky Mountain Waterpark after the facility’s management notified police.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A judge has rejected the “stand your ground” defense of a Florida man who said he beat an iguana to death only after it attacked him, biting him on the arm.
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — A man faces criminal charges for allegedly stomping a parakeet to death inside a Detroit-area pet shop.
Ali Chehade, 22, of Dearborn, was arraigned Thursday on third-degree animal killing, the Wayne County prosecutor’s office said.
ROME, Ga. (AP) — An Alabama man is free on bond after his arrest for his alleged involvement in the killing of a farm animal during what authorities said was a “ritual sacrifice” during training in Georgia for a white supremacist group, authorities said...
BOSTON (AP) — A man suspected of fatally stabbing two women in a Boston apartment over the weekend was held without bail at his arraignment Monday...