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.
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 boy being brutally mauled by three vicious pit bulls in North West Washington, DC, was rescued by a neighbor, who shot and killed one of the dogs, attracting police assistance. Though the man’s actions may have saved the boy’s life, DC’s strict gun laws mean that he may be facing charges and prison time.
As valuable a resource as K9 officers are at stopping crime, recent cases show that they still get left by their careless partners in hot cars to die during the summer months.