Stories tagged: animal cruelty
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 17, 2020
The Grant County Sheriff’s Office said the raid followed a yearlong investigation, and inside the home authorities “found 13 birds that were physically modified to reduce blood loss during cockfighting.”
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 28, 2019
An Idaho woman faces animal cruelty charges after authorities rescued 58 animals from her 600-square-foot home, most of them Papillon toy dogs.
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 25, 2019
President Donald Trump is scheduled to sign into law Monday a new federal ban on animal cruelty, called the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 5, 2019
A 22-year-old man suspected of sexually assaulting his girlfriend and abusing her and her dog during two separate incidents in October is being held on $1 million bond while he …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 29, 2019
A Greenacres woman is no longer facing nine felony charges for her efforts to prevent squirrels from raiding her beloved walnut tree. But for the nine squirrels, the death penalty …
UPDATED: Thu., April 25, 2019
A Greenacres woman is accused of electrocuting nine squirrels that tried to scale her electric fence and steal walnuts from her backyard tree.
UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019
A necropsy showed the dog’s cause of death was starvation and dehydration “attributable to abandonment in her crate.”
UPDATED: Tue., April 2, 2019
Nearly four dozen cats “living in decrepit conditions” were seized Monday afternoon by Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service workers from a home in Spokane Valley.
Fri., March 22, 2019
An Idaho sheep rancher is under investigation for animal cruelty after 29 dead cows were spotted this week off U.S. Highway 395.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019
Washington lawmakers consider banning transport of horses for meat, strengthening dog fighting prohibition
Washington could make it easier to crack down on dog fighting and selling horses to be slaughtered for human consumption under bills trying to survive a deadline in a House …
Mon., Jan. 7, 2019
Idaho’s largest animal welfare organization sharply criticized the acquittal of an eastern Idaho teacher accused of animal cruelty, warning that the case would become a “rallying cry” for renewed efforts …
UPDATED: Tue., July 10, 2018
A Preston Junior High teacher accused of animal cruelty in connection with the feeding of a classroom animal in March pleaded not guilty to the charge in Franklin County Court …
Fri., July 6, 2018
An Alabama woman charged with animal cruelty after her dog died while locked in a hot car said she doesn’t recall the events that led to the animal’s death.
UPDATED: Fri., June 1, 2018
An Idaho teacher accused of feeding a sick puppy to a snapping turtle in front of several students has been charged with misdemeanor animal cruelty.
UPDATED: Tue., May 22, 2018
Spokane County deputies arrest man accused of killing, mutilating horse to get back at ex-girlfriend
Spokane County sheriff’s deputies say a man killed and mutilated one of his horses because his ex-girlfriend didn’t want to be with him anymore.
Fri., May 18, 2018
A 72-year-old man has been charged with animal cruelty after seven starving bison were removed from a Chimacum Valley Field last month.
UPDATED: Tue., May 1, 2018
Two men have been charged with animal cruelty in the shooting of a 5-month-old labradoodle that survived its injuries.
UPDATED: Wed., April 4, 2018
A nonprofit rescue organization that took in dozens of neglected animals following a raid on a Stevens County home last year says it is still waiting for compensation for its …
UPDATED: Wed., March 28, 2018
After nearly a year of campaigning, investigating and pleading, it appears a family’s pursuit to find “Justice for Hank” may be coming to a close.
UPDATED: Wed., March 21, 2018
The Idaho attorney general’s office says it’s investigating an alleged animal cruelty case amid claims that a teacher fed a sick puppy to a snapping turtle in front of several …
Sat., March 17, 2018
Authorities in Texas have arrested at least a dozen people for animal cruelty after interrupting what they believe was ritual sacrifice.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017
A trucker found Charlie, a 3-month-old puppy, sealed in a plastic bin near an Interstate 90 exit on Tuesday. The pup is now in the custody of SCRAPS as adoption …
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 28, 2017
A Deer Park couple has been sentenced to jail after nearly 40 dogs and some cats were removed from their property.
Sun., Oct. 15, 2017
A New Hampshire woman charged with animal cruelty after 84 Great Danes were seized from her home is going on trial, but first a judge will consider her request to …
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017
Vietnam’s annual water buffalo fighting festival resumed Thursday despite calls for an end to the traditional event because of its violence.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017
It was a dog owner’s worst nightmare that fueled a mother and daughter’s fight for harsher animal cruelty laws in Idaho.
Thu., Aug. 31, 2017
An Oregon court has ruled a couple must have their dogs surgically “debarked” after causing their neighbors several years of disruption.
Tue., Aug. 29, 2017
An Oregon woman accused of strangling her neighbor’s puppy has pleaded no contest to aggravated animal abuse and been sentenced to more than three years behind bars.
Sat., Aug. 26, 2017
A Montana man has pleaded no contest to a felony charge of animal cruelty after his horse died from an injury.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 14, 2017
Adopting the safety requirements laid out in a new state law will allow agents from SCRAPS, the region’s animal control agency, to issue citations within city limits, Director Nancy Hill …