Stories tagged: animal cruelty
Thu., June 22, 2017, 6 a.m.
Tyson adopting video, welfare checks in poultry operations
Tyson Foods on Wednesday unveiled a plan to stop abuses down on the farm, but an animal rights group that routinely distributes videos of disturbing practices of agricultural abuses said …
Sat., May 13, 2017, 5:49 p.m.
Washington farmer with starved animals pleads not guilty
A Washington farmer accused of animal abuse has pleaded not guilty.
Fri., May 12, 2017, 11:34 a.m.
Authorities find about 170 neglected chickens at Idaho house
Idaho deputies who had been searching a house on a warrant for a zoning issue found about 170 neglected chickens at the residence.
UPDATED: Wed., May 10, 2017, 10:48 p.m.
Stevens County couple charged with animal cruelty after animals found in filthy conditions
Two people have been charged with animal cruelty after disturbing photos and descriptions of conditions at a property near Deer Park surfaced.
Sat., April 29, 2017, 10:12 p.m.
Farmer accused of starving more than 20 cattle, pigs
Whatcom Humane Society officials say a dairy farmer near Bellingham neglected more than 20 cattle and pigs for so long that some needed to be euthanized.
Thu., April 27, 2017, 10:54 a.m.
Prosecutor: Woman with 42 cats in car knew animals were sick
Court documents claim a woman who had been arrested last week for hoarding 42 cats in a car might have known the animals were sick.
UPDATED: Tue., April 11, 2017, 11:12 p.m.
Taiwan bans sale, consumption of dog and cat meat
Taiwan’s legislature has explicitly banned the sale and consumption of dog and cat meat and increased the penalty for animal cruelty, underscoring growing awareness of animal welfare in one of …
Thu., March 23, 2017, 8:17 p.m.
Policeman charged after dog found in trash bag dumped in park
A Philadelphia policeman has been accused of putting his adopted dog in a trash bag and dumping it at a park.
Tue., Jan. 3, 2017, 11:55 a.m.
Official: Dog that attacked family over sweater euthanized
Officials say a dog that attacked a Florida family who tried to put a sweater on it has been euthanized.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 18, 2016, 4:15 p.m.
Animals housed in poor conditions seized by SCRAPS
Multiple animals being kept in “unsanitary conditions” were removed from the home of a woman on West Bridges Road who is on probation after a previous animal cruelty conviction.
Sun., Aug. 28, 2016, 5:15 p.m.
More than 100 dogs seized in Western Montana over cruelty allegations
More than 100 dogs have been seized at a Charlo kennel after prosecutors and the kennel’s owner’s reached an agreement to defer prosecution of felony aggravated animal cruelty charges.
Wed., Aug. 24, 2016, 2:44 p.m.
Dealer that supplied Petco, PetSmart is charged with cruelty
Animal cruelty charges were filed Wednesday against a Pennsylvania small-animal dealer that supplied major pet retailers like Petco and PetSmart.
Tue., Aug. 23, 2016, 11:39 a.m.
Pregnant horse found stabbed to death
An eastern Idaho rancher is searching for the person who stabbed one of her horses to death.
Tue., July 5, 2016, 4:39 p.m.
Rescue cat shot with bow and arrow
A Spokane rescue cat is recovering after being shot with an arrow last week.
Fri., June 24, 2016, 5:19 p.m.
Spokane man gets five years in prison for animal cruelty after having sex with dogs
A man has been sentenced to five years in prison for animal cruelty after repeatedly having sex with animals.
Sat., June 11, 2016, 8:52 p.m.
Valencia, Spain, outlaws tradition of fiery bull horns
The southern Mediterranean city of Valencia has banned a longtime tradition in which bulls are set loose on neighborhood streets with flaming balls of wax or fireworks affixed to their …
Thu., June 9, 2016, 5:55 p.m.
No jail time for Cheney couple accused of animal cruelty
A Cheney couple accused of mistreating some 20 animals, including horses and a llama, won’t go to prison unless authorities find more evidence of animal cruelty on their property.
Mon., June 6, 2016, 4:18 p.m.
Central Idaho man charged after puppy dies on tangled leash
A central Idaho man police say killed an English bulldog puppy by dragging it with a leash looped around its neck has been charged with cruelty to animals.
Fri., May 20, 2016, 11:50 a.m.
Sentence for man who beat dog draws heavy criticism
An Oregon district attorney took the unusual step of issuing a Twitter response after public concern about the sentence handed down to a man who beat a dog named Earl.
Thu., March 24, 2016, 5:50 p.m.
Dog seized after found with collar embedded in its neck
A man has been charged with animal cruelty after the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service found his dog with a collar embedded in his neck.
Mon., March 14, 2016, 10:44 p.m.
Spokane City Council bans use of elephant hooks
A device used to control elephants will no longer be allowed to be used in Spokane. The Spokane City council voted 6-1 to prohibit the use of elephant hooks, Monday.
Thu., Feb. 18, 2016, 3 p.m.
New bill would redefine animal cruelty, torture in Idaho
An Idaho House panel has introduced legislation that would redefine animal cruelty and torture.
Fri., Jan. 1, 2016
Cheney horses’ tails partially cut off
Two horses had their tails cut off in unusual attack Sunday
Fri., Aug. 14, 2015
Spokane County man held on cruelty charges related to animal sex videos
A Spokane County man faces animal cruelty charges after seven videos were turned over to law enforcement that allegedly show him having sex with three dogs and a horse. Travis …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 13, 2015, 4:35 p.m.
Spokane man accused of videotaping himself having sex with animals
A Spokane County man faces animal cruelty charges after seven videos allegedly showing him having sexual contact with three dogs and a horse were turned over to law enforcement.
Wed., Nov. 5, 2014, 3:26 p.m.
Police investigating mutilated squirrel nailed to telephone pole
Spokane police are investigating a mutilated squirrel that was nailed to a telephone pole on the South Hill.
Fri., Aug. 15, 2014
Couple previously subject of animal welfare calls
The couple who own 20 animals seized by officers last month have been the subject of several other complaints about the condition of their animals since 2010. Charges of animal …
Wed., July 30, 2014, 3:22 p.m.
Animal control agents rescue 17 animals in Cheney
Seventeen animals were rescued by animal control agents today at a residence in Cheney. Investigators believe horses, a llama, cats and dogs suffered abuse.
Tue., July 15, 2014, 3:43 p.m.
Dog found dead after being tied to fence
A dog was found dead on Tuesday after being tied up to a fence without water or shade, according to the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service.
Thu., June 5, 2014
Animals up for adoption following cruelty case
Nearly 100 rabbits and guinea pigs will be up for adoption June 14 after four people pleaded guilty to animal cruelty charges last week. In January 139 animals were seized …