Animal cruelty

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 - 6:35 pm
PAINESVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a customer at an Ohio restaurant pulled out a turquoise iguana from under his shirt, swung it around and threw it at the manager. Police say the Madison man walked into Perkins Restaurant in Painesville, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) northeast of Cleveland...
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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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April 17, 2019 - 7:24 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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Tom Puckett
March 04, 2019 - 2:40 pm
Jamestown, NY (WBEN) The man who admitted to hanging a dog last year has been sentenced to a year in prison. Robert Overton was sentenced Monday after pleading guilty to aggravated animal cruelty. Police say a bystander saw the dog hanged from a tree. Overton claimed the dog was aggressive and had...
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February 13, 2019 - 10:28 am
DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire couple honored as a "Breeder of the Year" by the American Kennel Club faces an animal cruelty charge. Police in Durham say 18 cocker spaniels were seized from owners Bonnie and Wilson Pike, of Durham. Deputy Police Chief Rene Kelley tells seacoastonline.com the...
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January 22, 2019 - 12:27 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The SPCA Serving Erie County is investigating the discovery of a dog found in a garbage tote on a frigid Tuesday morning. The SPCA says the dog was found during garbage pick-up this morning at a private residence in the Walden Bailey area of Buffalo. "We received a call from...
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December 18, 2018 - 10:58 am
MARATHON, N.Y. (AP) — An award of more than $16,000 is being offered for information leading to the conviction of the person or persons who threw two dogs from a moving vehicle on a New York highway. New York State Police announce Tuesday that local, state and national animal welfare agencies and a...
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Tom Puckett
October 22, 2018 - 2:18 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A Buffalo man will serve one to three years in prison for animal fighting charges. 35 year old Joshua Mack was convicted of prohibition of animal fighting. On March 22, 2018, a search warrant was executed at the defendant’s home on Roma Avenue in the City of Buffalo. During the...
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In this undated family photo provided by Joseph Johnson, Johnson, right, and his wife Lona, left, both of Whatcom County in Washington state, pose for a photo with their dog, Jax. The Johnsons got Jax as a comfort dog after they survived last October's mass shooting at a country music concert in Las Vegas. The Johnsons say their neighbor, who was cited for recklessly firing a gun, shot and killed Jax on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018, because the dog had been chasing his chickens, according to the Whatcom County Sheriff's Office. (Lona Johnson via AP)
September 06, 2018 - 9:59 pm
BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state family that survived the mass shooting last year at a Las Vegas concert says a neighbor shot and killed the dog they got to deal with stress and anxiety from the attack. The neighbor was cited by police for recklessly firing a gun and declined to comment...
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