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Sheriff’s Office Charges Two Dog Owners with Felony Animal Cruelty

Sheriff’s Office Charges Two Dog Owners with Felony Animal Cruelty

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ASHEBORO N.C. - The Randolph County Sheriff's Office has charged two individuals with nine counts of felony cruelty to animals after Animal Services allegedly found malnourished and dead dogs on their property. According to a press release by the Sheriff's Office, On July 12th, 2023, the Sheriff’s Office responded to assist Randolph County Animal Services who had responded to a call about an aggressive dog on Searcy Rd. Ext, in Seagrove. Animal Control Officer had located abandoned and malnourished dogs outside of the home; two of which were deceased. The caller had also reported there were multiple dogs inside the residence that no one was taking care of. Officials were able to contact the homeowner who allowed officers to enter the home where they found several puppies and th...
All Eight Poodles from Animal Cruelty Case Last Year Find New Homes

All Eight Poodles from Animal Cruelty Case Last Year Find New Homes

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This article contains descriptions and photos of animal cruelty which some may find disturbing. Reader discretion is advised. Credit - Happy Hills Animal Foundation ASHEBORO N.C. - Just over a year ago, the Happy Hills Animal Foundation rescued a group of eight poodles from what they called "a backyard breeding situation that had gone horribly wrong." Today, all eight poodles have new homes, and the criminal case is wrapping up. In March of 2022, Animal Control officers were called out for several dogs running loose around a neighborhood in Sophia. The owner of the property, identified by the Sheriff's Office as Michael Alan Meier, was issued an animal cruelty notice by Randolph County Animal Services. To comply with the terms of that notice, Meier arranged to surrender ...
Denton Woman Facing Felony Animal Cruelty Charges After 55 Animals Seized

Denton Woman Facing Felony Animal Cruelty Charges After 55 Animals Seized

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mexitographer via Adobe Stock ASHEBORO N.C. - What started with an attempt to serve a criminal summons on a homeowner for letting livestock run loose, ended with 55 animals seized and a Denton woman being charged with 10 counts of felony animal cruelty charges. In a press release the Randolph County Sheriff's Office says that on June 14th, 2022 a Sargent with the department's patrol division went to a home on Sandalwood Dr. in Denton to serve a criminal summons for livestock running at large on Melina Kay Robinson. The Sheriff's Office says that they we not able to locate Robinson that day, but while they were there the Sargent noticed signs of animal neglect, which he reported to Randolph County Animal Services. Animal Services says the sent out employees that same day to try...
Condition Of Rescued Poodles Leads To Felony Animal Cruelty Charges

Condition Of Rescued Poodles Leads To Felony Animal Cruelty Charges

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Credit: Happy HIlls Animal Foundation Reader Discretion Advised This article contains images some readers may find upsetting or disturbing. ASHEBORO N.C. - A local man is facing eight felony animal cruelty charges after Animal Control referred a case to the Sheriff’s Office about the condition of poodles picked up by Happy Hills Animal Foundation.  What led to today's charges started on March 21st 2022, when Animal Control was called out for several dogs running loose around a neighborhood in the Sophia area. Animal control officers were able to get the dogs back into a fenced area, noting that they were severely matted. Speaking over the phone Jonathan Moody, Animal Control Manager for Randolph County said due to that heavy matting they were ...

Local Man Charged With Animal Cruelty After Dead Dogs Found

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ASHEBORO NC - A Randolph County man has been charged with multiple felonies for animal cruelty after police found 4 dogs who died from starvation on his property.  On April 14, 2021, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office was called to Kings Mountain Rd. in Asheboro to help Randolph County Animal Services who were checking on animals at a residence.  Animal Services told deputies they had seen at least one dog deceased in a kennel and multiple dogs that appeared to be extremely malnourished inside the home when they looked in the window. According to information from the Randolph County Sherriff's Office the owner of the dogs, Michael Thomas Hamilton, Jr., had not been seen since Friday, April 9th. Animal Services seized the animals and while doing so located two additional decea...