Animal Abuse

Police: Animal Abuser Thought Dog Was Spy for Cops

A Missouri man accused of using tape to bind a small dog and throw him into a ditch last week thought the animal was spying on him and giving the information to the police, authorities said.

A dog named Flick, along with suspect Paul Garcia - collage.

Texas Church Shooter Shows History of Violence to Animals, Children

The First Baptist church shooter in Texas had a history of cruelty to animals, and he even fractured his step-son’s skull. Criminal experts warn about the link between violence to animals and people and they have a checklist of things to look for.

Miranda Hernandez pays her respects as she visits a makeshift memorial with crosses placed near the scene of a shooting at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, in Sutherland Springs, Texas. A man opened fire inside the church in the small South Texas community on …

Two MTSU Football Players Suspended After Puppy Abuse Video Surfaces

Editor’s note: Story updated to include dismissal of the two football players. Two Middle Tennessee State University football players have been indefinitely suspended while they are being investigated by the Murfreesboro Police Department for animal cruelty after one of the players


Criminal Kicks Chihuahua–in Police Station

On Saturday morning, a 48-year-man with a lengthy criminal record chose an unusual place to abuse his dog: the lobby of the South Pasadena police station.

Chihuahua (Jeanne / Flickr / CC / Cropped)

200 Starving Horses Land Texas Couple in Jail for Abuse

More than 200 horses were seized in an afternoon, and more than a dozen taken to the SPCA facility in Houston for immediate treatment for malnourishment, open and infected wounds, and hooves untrimmed for perhaps as much as a year, causing the horses to limp.

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