A Wisconsin woman whose alleged actions against her boyfriend’s dog sparked outrage in her community is due to go to trial in May. Authorities say Sean Janas, 20, intentionally killed her boyfriend’s dog, Mary, in June by poisoning her with Drano, bleach and pills, and then stabbing her.
In a stunning case of possible animal abuse in New York, it seems that a garbage bag full of pit-bull mix puppies was set on fire and abandoned after midnight on March 2, 2013.
Brady Decker of Columbia, Maryland, is accused of animal cruelty after 40 dead animals including birds, cats, rabbits, a guinea pig and a snake, were found dead in the home he once shared with his wife, who was acquitted on all charges in 2012.
The friends and family of a South Carolina man accused of felony animal cruelty are speaking out in his defense, saying that accusations against him sound worse than the truth. Loney Garrett, a 64-year-old Vietnam Vet, is charged with 43 felony counts of ill treatment of animals after authorities allegedly found 45 living dogs and over 200 dead dogs on his Berkeley County property.
A Kentucky man may find himself a jailbird after a grotesque Youtube video caught the attention of authorities. Bradley Heard, 29, is charged with second-degree animal cruelty for allegedly biting off the head of a baby bird.
As the case against dog trainer Michael Rosenberg develops, a poll on NJ105.com asks whether or not New Jersey should reinstate the death penalty as punishment for animal abusers only. New Jersey outlawed the death penalty in 2007. Now, almost 80 who voted in the impromptu poll voted in favor of death for animal abusers.
It has been a rough week for dogs. Yesterday, news broke of a cop who shot five caged pit bulls at an animal shelter. Earlier in the week, a bulldog mix was sent to his death at a high-kill shelter because his owner thought he was gay. Today, two Amish men stand accused of killing a litter of nine Australian Red Heelers and their mom.
A Selma, Calif., police sergeant used his department issued weapon last week to shoot and kill five caged pit bulls at a local animal shelter. While the police chief stands behind his officer, the incident has brought criticism to both the police department and the shelter where the shooting took place.
A Memphis man claims a misunderstanding lead to the cruel and untimely demise of his pit bull. Zangerio Dogan told police he thought his sister was supposed to be taking care of his dog. His sister, Tiffany Freeman, said she thought Dogan had picked up the animal weeks ago. Meanwhile, police say, the poor canine was outside in Freeman’s backyard, chained to a basketball net.
The two Berkley law students accused of torturing an exotic bird to death and playing with the decapitated corpse face charges. Kansas University chapter of fraternity Beta Theta Pi is under police investigation for animal cruelty after allegedly torturing and killing a turkey at their annual formal holiday party.