Animal cruelty

April 27, 2019 - 11:01 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say they broke up a cockfighting ring when they raided a Philadelphia home, making nearly two dozen arrests. Roughly 40 roosters and chickens were found in the home Friday night, including some that were dead. Authorities say officers chased down several suspects who...
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This photo provided by Painesville police shows an officer holding an iguana at the police station on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 in Painesville, Ohio. Police say an unruly customer at a restaurant pulled the iguana from under his shirt, swung it around and threw it at the manager. Police say they apprehended the suspect a few blocks away in the city roughly 30 miles (48 kilometers) northeast of Cleveland. Authorities did not say what provoked the attack. (Painesville Police Department via AP)
April 17, 2019 - 8:45 am
PAINESVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Police say an unruly customer at a restaurant in Ohio pulled an iguana from under his shirt, swung it around and threw it at the manager. Painesville police were called to the Perkins restaurant around noon Tuesday. Police say they apprehended the suspect a few blocks away...
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FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2019, file photo, a tiger that was found in a Southeast Houston residence awaits transport to a rescue facility at the BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions building in Houston. Police say a judge has ruled that the north Texas animal shelter is allowed to retain a tiger seized from an east Houston home. The Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch in Murchison has looked after the tiger ever since marijuana smoking 311 callers found the large cat in an abandoned house. Authorities say the 350 pound (159 kilograms) feline was improperly secured in the cage and could have gone on a “rampage.” (Godofredo A. Vasquez/Houston Chronicle via AP, File)
April 04, 2019 - 11:33 am
HOUSTON (AP) — A judge has ruled that an animal shelter can keep a tiger that was rescued from an abandoned Houston home. The Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch in Murchison has looked after the tiger since February, when some people entered the house to smoke marijuana and found the big cat ...
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March 15, 2019 - 9:49 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hundreds of Puerto Ricans filled a coliseum on Friday to speak at a first of its kind public hearing organized by a group of U.S. legislators visiting the U.S. territory amid complaints about austerity measures and the pace of federal hurricane recovery funds nearly two...
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January 07, 2019 - 3:41 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A potbellied pig was found bound and beheaded in a Philadelphia park and animal welfare officials are seeking the public's help. A dog crate with the pig's remains was found Monday morning near Pennypack Park in northwest Philadelphia. The Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention...
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November 22, 2018 - 1:58 pm
UPPER HANOVER, Pa. (AP) — A couple accused housing at least 240 exotic animals in a Pennsylvania home is now facing hundreds of animal cruelty and neglect charges. Montgomery County authorities say the animals found in the Upper Hanover home last month included five turtles, several alligators,...
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This photo provided by the Monmouth County SPCA shows some of the dogs rescued from a home in Burlington County, New Jersey. New Jersey State Police say that 44 frozen dogs and 130 live dogs were found at the Shamong Township, N.J., home of 65-year-old Donna Roberts, who was charged with animal cruelty following an inspection Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, at her residence, which reeked of animal feces and urine. (Lindsay Sanator/Monmouth County SPCA via AP)
November 14, 2018 - 6:11 pm
SHAMONG TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say 44 frozen dogs and 130 live dogs were found at a New Jersey home that reeked of animal feces and urine. State police say 65-year-old Donna Roberts was charged with animal cruelty following an inspection Tuesday at her Shamong Township residence in the...
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August 27, 2018 - 1:59 pm
HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — The discovery of numerous dead and live animals covered in feces at a New Jersey farm has spurred authorities to file animal cruelty charges against the Pennsylvania man who owns the property. Members of Mercer County's newly formed Humane Law Enforcement Unit began...
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August 20, 2018 - 6:10 pm
MUNSON, Pa. (AP) — Three men face more than 1,400 counts each of sexually abusing animals at a Pennsylvania farm. Prosecutors said Monday that a teenage boy alerted state police to the abuse, which involved a variety of animals. On Saturday, police searched a property where the men live in Munson,...
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August 07, 2018 - 7:11 am
BRISTOL, Pa. (AP) — A couple who admitted hoarding dozens of cats and a few exotic birds in squalor inside their Pennsylvania apartment have been spared a prison term but are barred from owning any more animals. Court records show that Bristol residents Warren Muffler and Ann Reddy were each...
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