May 1, 2013 |
A U.S. Army major and his wife were arrested at their South Jersey home this morning and charged with multiple counts of "unimaginable cruelty" in the abuse of their three biological and two foster children. Maj. John E. Jackson, 37, and Carolyn Jackson, 35, surrendered to federal authorities in Mount Holly, said U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman. The Jacksons allegedly broke the children's bones, force fed them hot chile pepper flakes, starved them and withheld drinking water, then having one of the kids guard a toilet to prevent another parched child from drinking from it. The parents allegedly told their biological children they were "training" the foster kids and they should not report the assaults or cruelty to anyone.
May 1, 2013
A $5,000 REWARD is being offered to help authorities catch whoever intentionally set fire to a kitten found in Kensington last week. A woman recovered the 4- to 5-week-old male kitten last Thursday at Allegheny Avenue and F Street. Authorities said the kitten suffered burns over more than one-third of his body, with most of the burns on his head and back. The Humane Society of the United States announced the reward yesterday, citing the "depraved act of cruelty. " "This is the latest in a disturbing string of animals apparently being intentionally lit on fire," Sarah Speed, Pennsylvania state director for the Humane Society, said in a statement.
April 2, 2013 |
The Humane Society of the United States will be offering a one-day seminar for area law enforcement on animal cruelty investigations, the organization announced. The training, through the affiliated Humane Society University, will be on Wednesday at the New Castle County Police Southern Headquarters in Middletown, Del. The course will include information on drafting arrest and search warrants, preparing for prosecution and testifying in court. Animal cruelty laws, including those for dog fighting, are on the books in all 50 states, but are often a low priority for prosecutors, according to the group.
March 18, 2013 |
A woman who operated what she called an animal rescue operation has been charged with 43 counts of animal cruelty after sick and underweight animals were found in her filthy Delaware County house, the Pennsylvania SPCA announced Friday. Last month, PSPCA officers, executing a search warrant, removed 28 dogs from Sixth Angel Shepherd Rescue Inc., which Terry Silva, 53, operated out of her Marcus Hook property. Many of the dogs - German shepherds and shepherd mixes - were ill, the agency said.
March 16, 2013 |
A woman who operated what she described as an animal "rescue" operation has been charged with 43 counts of animal cruelty after sick and underweight animals were found in a filthy Delaware County house, the Pennsylvania SPCA announced Friday. Last month, PSPCA officers, executing a search warrant, removed 28 dogs from Sixth Angel Shepherd Rescue Inc., which Terry Silva, 53, she operated out of her Marcus Hook property. Many of the dogs - all of them German Shepherd and "Shepherd mixes" - were ill, the agency said.
March 11, 2013
TRUDY, a 6-month-old pit-bull mix full of life and energy, is the Daily News Pet of the Week. She loves people and playing with toys, but her real selling point is her adorable speckled nose. Trudy is young and eager to please - a perfect match for almost anyone. Come meet her at the Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals at 350 E. Erie Ave. She has all of her shots and is spayed. Her adoption fee of $50 includes a month of free pet insurance.
February 25, 2013
THE Daily News Pet of the Week is Philly, a 7-to-8-year-old German shepherd mix at the Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Philly gets along great with other dogs, is house-trained and knows basic obedience commands. He isn't afraid to lean in and give you puppy-dog eyes until you rub him. He has been neutered, is current with his vaccinations and comes with a month of free pet insurance. For more information on Philly, contact the PSPCA, 215-426-6300, stop by 350 E. Erie Ave. or visit pspca.org.
January 23, 2013 |
HARRISBURG - The sight was sad enough: When the Humane Society of Harrisburg Area seized 29 Morgan horses found languishing this month in a manure-choked barnyard near Hershey, many of the animals were down to skin and bones. Then came the bill: The estimate for the horses' basic veterinary care was $30,000 - not including food, hoof, and dental care, utilities, rent, or the cost of extra help. "You cannot predict the level of animal cruelty in your budget," said the society's executive director, Amy Kaunas.
December 18, 2012
A Montgomery County man has been charged with animal cruelty after he allegedly kicked and stomped on a neighbor's cat. Mieczyslaw Zwolinski, 60, of Lansdale, received a summons on the misdemeanor charge. According to police, neighbors said Zwolinski yelled and kicked the cat, which was in his yard, off the ground. They said he stomped on the animal at least six times as it tried to flee. The incident occurred Dec. 4, according to police. - Mari A. Schaefer