Content Tagged As animal_cruelty

3 years 3 days ago

Michael Vick calls Ala. cockfighting law "weakest"

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick has made another effort to say animal cruelty is wrong, urging Alabama lawmakers to increase penalties for cockfighting. Vick says in a statement Monday that Alabama's cockfighting law is the nation's "weakest" because the $50 fine is the maximum punishment. Vick...

3 years 3 months ago

Cruelty case could cost thousands

At minimum it will cost Pueblo Animal Services and the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region $20,000 to care for the 34 horses, 31 dogs and a llama that seized from a Boone woman's property Friday. This is the third time Valerie Harris, 55, has been charged with...

3 years 9 months ago

Owner arrested after puppy stabbed

DENVER (AP) - The owner of a 5-month-old puppy is being held for investigation of animal cruelty after his puppy was stabbed five times in the face. Denver animal control director Doug Kelley says the owner of the American bulldog said he became angry after the puppy bit him....

4 years 3 months ago

Man arrested for killing girlfriend's puppy

Colorado Springs Police Officers from the Sand Creek Division responded to a call regarding a possible domestic disturbance. When officers arrived and made contact with the unidentified female victim, she reported that her live-in boyfriend had just killed her puppy. The victim indicated to police that she and her...

4 years 10 months ago

Man accused of throwing puppy into river

A 10-month-old puppy is missing and a man is in jail after police say he tossed the pup into the South Platte River after a fight with his girlfriend. Twenty-one-year-old Gary Carville is accused of throwing the puppy named "Midnight" from a bridge into the South Platte on Thursday...

5 years 5 days ago

Fort Carson Lt. pleads guilty to animal cruelty

An army lieutenant who pleaded guilty to animal cruelty has been ordered to do community service and give money to the Humane Society. In court on Wednesday, Erik Eisentraut said that he hit his roommate's cat, Maggie. Humane Society documents show Maggie, a 2-and-a-half-year-old chocolate Point Birman, suffered major...

5 years 2 weeks ago

Local park "goes orange" for animals

Landmarks around the country including one right here in Colorado Springs will be lighting up in orange to commemorate "Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month." Starting Friday night America the Beautiful Park is joining the ASPCA (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) in the nationwide celebration...

5 years 3 months ago

Sled dog owner has history of animal neglect

The man accused of animal cruelty involving nearly 100 dogs in Park County has a history of animal abuse, according to court records. Samuel and Diane Walker face two felony and 30 misdemeanor animal cruelty charges, after Park County Sheriff's officials took several husky sled dogs and husky mixes...

5 years 5 months ago

Cops: Man hanged kitten, made video

Police are accusing a 22-year-old upstate New York man of hanging his girlfriend's four-month-old kitten with a belt and making a video of the animal struggling. Joanne Cichy told Syracuse police she couldn't find her kitten when she returned home Halloween night after going trick-or-treating with her children. ...

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