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  • Police: Utah man arrested after video of violent cat beating

    April 20, 2015 5:30 PM

    SALT LAKE CITY - A Utah man has been arrested after authorities say a hidden video camera in the home where he was staying captured him violently beating a cat. Authorities say 19-year-old Jordan Lindquist of Saratoga Springs was taken into custody Friday on a felony animal cruelty charge. Police... more »
  • Trial for cruelty to a puppy set for Monday

    January 25, 2015 5:19 PM

    SHREVEPORT - Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator says demonstrations won't be allowed near the courthouse during trial of a man accused of abandoning a pit bull puppy in a rental unit last year. Thirty-two-year-old Gabriel Lee is scheduled for trial Monday on a charge of cruelty to the puppy, then... more »
  • Woman accused of leaving puppies in storage shed

    September 5, 2014 11:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A woman faces animal cruelty charges after authorities discovered she left two small puppies in a small storage room for a week. Baton Rouge Constables responded to an apartment to serve an eviction, and found the two pups in an unventilated storage room. The puppies had... more »
  • Slidell PD save puppy from hot car, arrest owners

    June 30, 2014 3:08 PM

    SLIDELL - Officers arrested two people on animal cruelty charges after Slidell Police rescued a puppy that was locked in a vehicle Sunday afternoon. Police said they responded to the parking lot of Northshore Square Mall after they received calls from witnesses reporting the puppy in distress in a... more »
  • Mayoral candidate faces animal cruelty charges Play Video

    March 14, 2014 5:52 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Mayoral candidate Larry Bell is out of jail after he was arrested for one count of animal cruelty recently. Four of Larry Bell's horses were taken by West Baton Rouge Animal Control almost two weeks ago. Richard Summers with WBAC says this is an ongoing problem... more »
  • Cop accused of killing puppy

    March 5, 2014 7:54 PM

    BALTIMORE, MARYLAND- A Baltimore cop is charged with animal cruelty for killing his girlfriend's puppy and texting her a picture of the dog's body. Alec Eugene Taylor surrendered to authorities on Wednesday. Police say Taylor's girlfriend called them and accused him of killing their seven-month old dog, Rocko. She says... more »
  • Malnourished horse found dead at airport check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 7, 2013 12:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities found a dead horse tied to a concrete barrier near the Baton Rouge Metro Airport this morning, and are searching for its owner. Hilton Cole, the parish animal control director, said the malnourished horse was tied to the barrier with a tow strap. They believe... more »
  • Wash. man who killed bird with fork gets 6 months

    November 28, 2012 12:34 PM

    EVERETT, Wash. - A 63-year-old Everett, Wash., man has been sentenced to six months in jail for fatally stabbing his ex- girlfriend's parrot with a serving fork. The Daily Herald reports that Richard J. Atkinson pleaded guilty to animal cruelty and domestic-violence malicious mischief in the Aug. 19 attack. In... more »
  • Woman accused of cruelty to pit bulls

    November 9, 2012 9:04 AM

    MONROE - Monroe police have arrested a woman accused of mistreating her dogs. 34-year-old Denita Sellers was booked Thursday on two charges of cruelty to animals and a charge of aggravated cruelty. According to an arrest affidavit, police were called to Sellers' residence in reference to the mistreatment... more »
  • Abused Dog finds happy home check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 24, 2012 10:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A lucky dog has a new home after being brutally abandoned by his former owner. "Jimmy" was thrown over the fence of the Baton Rouge Animal Shelter. The man who did it was eventually found an arrested, but Jimmy was left without a home. Until,... more »
  • Montana man charged with getting small dog drunk

    March 22, 2012 12:55 PM

    HELENA, Mont. - A Montana man is charged with animal cruelty after his 20-pound dog was so intoxicated it couldn't stand up. The Independent Record reports 49-year-old Todd Harold Schrier, of Helena, was charged after East Helena police responded to a report of an intoxicated dog at a bar. Officers... more »
  • Horse cruelty on the rise in East Baton Rouge check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 15, 2012 4:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - According to animal control officials, animal cruelty is on the rise in East Baton Rouge Parish. "We're just getting way more horse cases then we've ever had before," said EBR Animal Control Director Hilton Cole. Cole said during the wintertime there's not much for horses... more »
  • Miss. woman pleads guilty to animal cruelty in EBR

    November 16, 2011 4:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A woman from Mississippi plead guilty to animal cruelty in a Baton Rouge court earlier today. Jean Norton could face up to six months in prison or a $1,000 fine for the crime. Norton is the president of Choctaw Ridge Farms, an animal rescue operation in... more »
  • Rat Eater has Cruelty Charge Dismissed

    October 4, 2011 7:16 PM

    A man in Utah says it was grotesque, but he did nothing wrong by eating a live baby rat and his animal cruelty charge was dismissed. Andy Ray Harris of Tooele was charged in April after authorities saw a Facebook video of him eating what appeared to be a baby... more »
  • Cat Sniper

    July 28, 2011 7:34 PM

    Authorities in Albuqueque, New Mexico are reviewing the case of a cat that was shot on a front porch to see if they can move foreword with an animal cruelty case. The cat named Prissy was killed and x-rays showed a bullet lodged near its ribs. If the cat sniper... more »
  • Third Livingston Parish dog found near death

    June 23, 2011 10:19 PM

    SPRINGFIELD - Rescue workers in Livingston Parish told News 2 if they waited any longer to rescue a third emaciated dog from the home of a man arrested for animal cruelty, it may not have lived. They had already retrieved two dogs for the home of Vernon Hollingsworth in... more »
  • UPDATE: Third dog found after animal cruelty arrest

    June 23, 2011 1:23 PM

    SPRINGFIELD - Neighbors of a Livingston Parish man tell News 2 they found a third malnourished dog on his property, just days after he was arrested for animal cruelty. Deputies arrested Vernon Hollingsworth, 32, on Tuesday after they were called out to his home near Springfield and found two... more »
  • Ascension Parish investigators look into possible animal abuse

    September 20, 2010 4:40 PM

    The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating complaints of possible animal abuse in Gonzales. At least 12 horses are on a property off Highway 941 near MP Evans Road. News 2 cameras captured the horses with bones clearly protruding through their skin and found the horses' water trough nearly... more »
  • NY police find live cat "marinating" in trunk of car

    August 11, 2010 10:18 AM

    Police say a traffic stop led to animal cruelty charges after they found a live cat "marinating" in oil and peppers in the trunk of a car. Buffalo police say officers heard the cat meowing when they stopped 51-year-old Gary Korkuc of Cheektowaga to ticket him for running a... more »
  • Teens and a 7 year old accused of animal cruelty

    July 23, 2010 1:01 PM

    Three Livingston Parish teenagers were arrested, accused of beating a dog with a baseball bat. Deputies were called to Pardue Road in Springfield on the night of July 17th. They found a severly beaten and bloody dog. Witnesses were able to lead deputies to the suspects. ... more »
  • Rayne man arrested in animal cruelty case

    April 30, 2010 8:24 AM

    A 40-year-old Rayne man has been arrested after several animals were found poisoned near local crawfish ponds. Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sgt. Chris Carpenter tells The Advertiser that Richard L. Doucet was charged Wednesday with five counts of cruelty to animals. He was booked into the Lafayette... more »
  • 2 booked on cruelty to animals

    April 12, 2010 7:04 AM

    Richwood police have arrested two people suspected of mistreating animals. The News-Star reports that 22-year-old Darrel Stevenson and 24-year-old Courtney Profit, both of Monroe, were booked into Ouachita Correctional Center Saturday for cruelty to animals and simple criminal damage to property. Profit was also booked on three warrants with Monroe... more »
  • Animal cruelty investigation in St. Mary Parish

    February 26, 2010 9:49 AM

    The St. Mary Sheriff's Office is currently investigating an animal cruelty case. According to deputies, approximately 180 to 200 head of livestock, including horses and cattle have been neglected. Deputies say several dead animals were found, and many have been neglected as far as feeding, medical, and general care. The... more »
  • Woman accused of abusing kids and pets

    January 21, 2010 8:32 PM

    A woman in Long Island, New York pleaded not guilty to abusing her children and family pets, sometimes forcing the kids to watch as she tortured the animals to death. Forty-three year-old Sharon McDonough is accused of killing numerous kittens and dogs, slashing the cats and burying 42 dead dogs... more »
  • Animal cruelty case in Livingston Parish

    October 27, 2009 3:04 PM

    Elgin Melancon says he was actually helping the dogs not hurting them. Deputies investigated a vacant house in the 27000 block of Glascock Lane just south of Walker, when they found as many as a dozen dogs in deplorable conditions. They say the dogs were very malnourished. Nine... more »
  • Animal cruelty case in Livingston Parish

    October 27, 2009 10:10 AM

    Two Livingston Parish residents have each been charged with nine counts of animal cruelty. Sheriff's deputies say the couple abandoned at least a dozen dogs. Investigators were alerted by a concerned neighbor who claims the dogs were malnourished. more »

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