#Animal Cruelty

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SMCSO Criminal Summonses Served – November 2022

11/01/22- Jacqueline Loye McCarthy, age 37 of Leonardtown- Theft by Dep. Lawrence# 279. 11/01/22- Raymond Michael Messick, age 57 of Mechanicsville- Theft by Dep. Budd# 325. 11/01/22- Todd Channing Hensel, age 58 of Leonardtown- Harass: Course of Conduct by Dep. Morgan# 384. 11/02/22- Joshua Antoine Miles, age 33 of no...

Islamorada man arrested for tossing kittens out of moving vehicle, 1 died

ISLAMORADA, FLA. (WSVN) - An Islamorada man is behind bars after, deputies said, he threw kittens out of his moving vehicle. According to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, 29-year-old Diego Torres Ruiz was driving a Hyundai Santa Fe near Mile Marker 87 in Islamorada on November 28 when witnesses noticed two kittens being thrown from the vehicle.

Sheriff: Florida Keys man tossed 2 kittens out of moving SUV, 1 dead

MONROE COUNTY, Fla. – Deputies in the Florida Keys arrested a 29-year-old Islamorada man Thursday after they said he tossed two kittens out of the window of his moving SUV, officials said. Monroe County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Adam Linhardt said on Nov. 28, a driver reported seeing two kittens...

Citronelle police search for ‘armed and dangerous’ man in shooting

Citronelle police are continuing to search for a man considered “armed and dangerous” almost 24 hours after he shot someone in the chest during an altercation on Gay Lane. Police Chief Michael McLean said the search continues for 29-year-old Russell Lamar Robinson, the suspect who police say fired a single gunshot at the victim and striking him in the chest during an altercation that occurred sometime after 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Can you help these 18 horses rescued amid an animal cruelty investigation?

The horses are safe, but many of them have had to be strictly quarantined after arriving with respiratory illnesses. An animal cruelty investigation in western Massachusetts has resulted in the surrender of 18 horses to Nevins Farm in Methuen — the largest single surrender of horses in at least five years, according to the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

Pa. man accused of starving dog to death: report

A gruesome discovery in a basement has a Pennsylvania man facing animal cruelty charges. According to court papers, a Greensburg, Westmoreland County, man is accused by police of letting a dog die in the basement of an apartment where he had been living, TribLive reported. Per the outlet, 43-year-old Timothy...

Glasgow Donates K-9 Officer “Reno” to Joliet Police Department

Glasgow, Lukaszek, and Reno with members of the Joliet Police Department and fellow K-9 handlers. A new member of the Joliet Police Department is officially out on the streets – K-9 “Reno,” a 2-year-old Malinois-German Shepherd purchased by Will County State’s Attorney James W. Glasgow using money forfeited from drug dealers and money launderers. Reno is the 13th police K-9 Glasgow has provided to law enforcement agencies throughout Will County. Glasgow purchased Reno, his training, and the canine transport equipment installed in the police vehicle using drug asset money seized from dealers and traffickers selling illegal narcotics in Will County. No taxpayer dollars were used.

7 Alabama residents sentenced for felony violations of the Animal Welfare Act, ending one of the largest cockfighting operations in the country

From The Tribune staff reports WASHINGTON – A seventh and final Verbena, Alabama, resident was sentenced yesterday for violating the Animal Welfare Act’s prohibition against animal fighting ventures in connection with an expansive cockfighting operation. This marks the end of a week of sentencings in which the court held four Alabama residents accountable for their […]
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Man accused of tossing kittens from moving vehicle in the Keys

MIAMI - A 29-year-old Islamorada man is accused of tossing two kittens from a moving vehicle on U.S. 1. Diego Torres Ruiz, who was arrested in Tavernier, has been charged with two counts of animal cruelty. "I take these incidents very seriously and I'm happy to report an arrest was...

Canton man arrested on 9 counts of felony dog fighting

A Canton man has been arrested on felony dog fighting charges after officers searched his home. The Cherokee Marshal’s Office executed a search warrant at a home on Union Hill Road on Dec. 6 as part of an animal cruelty investigation. Evidence at the home lead marshals to arrest...

ASU researcher on rules to guide human interaction with animals

Dec. 10 is International Human Rights Day. By design, it is also International Animal Rights Day. Animal welfare is a lifelong concern for Megha Budruk, an Arizona State University natural resource social scientist who studies human relationships with nature. The associate professor in the School of Community Resources and Development...