animal abuse

A woman holds a puppy
Holli Stephens/KYW Newsradio
Lynne Adkins
October 28, 2019 - 9:14 am
If a person mistreats a pet, he's likely to do the same to you or other family members, says Lisa Schell, a graduate assistant in criminal justice at Delaware Valley University
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Tiffany Woodington
Benton County Sheriff's Office via AP
AP News
September 24, 2019 - 3:39 pm
A couple who operated an animal rescue face multiple charges after authorities found about 150 dead dogs on properties in Missouri and Texas and rescued hundreds more animals that were packed into cages and living in "unimaginable" conditions. Read more here.
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Rescue puppy
PSPCA
AP News
September 06, 2019 - 10:45 am
Animal welfare authorities say 55 dogs and puppies were rescued from a Pennsylvania home after they received a call about unsanitary conditions. Read more here.
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Pennsylvania state police.
Dan Majka/KYW Newsradio
Dan Wing
June 20, 2019 - 9:38 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — An investigation is underway into possible child abuse and animal abuse at a Chester County home, where dozens of animals were found tortured or dead earlier this week. Pennsylvania State Police responded to the home on Street Road in Upper Oxford Township a little...
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A pit bull mix
WNEP via CNN
May 27, 2019 - 11:33 am
By Chase Senior HANOVER TOWNSHIP, Pa. (WNEP) — A pit bull mix is in stable condition and improving after being found chained to a tree late last week. "They just left her here, which is horrible," Virginia Thompson of Hanover Township said. On Wednesday night, Virginia Thompson and her friends were...
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puppies
Riverside County Animal Control
April 23, 2019 - 3:04 pm
By Madeline Holcombe (CNN) — The woman who authorities say was caught on video tossing a bag of newborn puppies near a dumpster in Coachella, California, last week was arrested on Monday. Authorities have also now discovered dozens of dogs living in her home. Police arrested Deborah Sue Culwell, 54...
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Cecelia Johnson, 64, was convicted of aggravated cruelty to animals, a felony under a state law that is just over a year old.
Montgomery County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
December 12, 2018 - 2:01 pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A judge has ruled that a Norristown woman — the first person in Pennsylvania to be convicted under a new state law that increases penalties for cruelty to animals — will face no jail time. Montgomery County Judge Risa Ferman found 64-year-old Cecelia Johnson guilty...
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Dreamstime
November 22, 2018 - 4:24 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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Cecelia Johnson, 64, was convicted of aggravated cruelty to animals, a felony under a state law that is just over a year old.
Montgomery County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
October 02, 2018 - 3:24 pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A Norristown woman is the first in Montgomery County to be convicted under a new state law that brings stiffer penalties for animal abuse or neglect. Cecelia Johnson, 64, was convicted of aggravated cruelty to animals, a felony under a state law that is just over a...
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Libre the Boston terrier
Jim Melwert/KYW Newsradio
Jim Melwert
July 31, 2018 - 3:55 pm
HORSHAM, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A celebration at the Horsham Dog Park on Tuesday marked the one-year anniversary of a Pennsylvania law that strengthens protections for animals. It’s become known as Libre’s Law. Libre himself was on hand for the celebration. Libre the Boston Terrier and some friends...
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