Five DC Residents Arrested for Various Incidents of Cruelty to Animals
In November 2013 The Washington Humane Society (WHS) Humane Law Enforcement team investigated five cases of horrific animal cruelty which led to the arrest of the persons involved.
James Clea cruelly chained his nine-month-old puppy, Vinnie, outside in late August with no access to water or shelter. Kevin Williams starved his two dogs and left them in a crate with inadequate space. John Lewis failed to provide his ten-year-old dog, Russet, with veterinary care after she was hit by a car and unable to use her rear legs. Donna Daymude failed to seek veterinary care for her cat, Lil Bits, who suffered from an infection for six months, and ultimately led to her death, and Barbara Byrd-Marshall failed to seek veterinary care for her cat, Pepper, who was surrendered to WHS due to a leg injury.
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Two Dogs, Two Cats Victims of Animal Cruelty in DC
In October 2013, the Washington Humane Society (WHS) Humane Law Enforcement (HLE) team responded to four horrifying instances of animal cruelty.
On the morning of Wednesday, October 2, WHS was notified of a brown and white female pit bull type dog suffering from severe bite wounds lying in the alley on the 4300 Block of Gorman Terrace SE. When HLE Officers arrived they found the dog in critical condition with bite wounds to the face, chest, and front legs - injuries consistent with having been in a fight with another dog. Evidence suggests that the dog was dumped at this location and did not sustain the injuries there. The dog was immediately transported to an emergency veterinary hospital for treatment but ultimately had to be humanely euthanized due to the extent of her wounds.
Then shortly after midnight on Thursday, October 3, WHS was notified about a severely injured brindle and white male pit bull type dog that had just been fought and was lying in the grass in front of 602 46th Place SE. HLE Officers arrived on scene shortly after and were unable to locate the dog. Later in the morning a dog matching that description was found by the Officers alive, but in critical condition in the woods behind 602 46th Place SE. The dog had numerous bite wounds over his entire body as well as three lacerations across his neck consistent with an attempt to slit his throat. The caller also alerted WHS to the following incident.
Early in the morning on Thursday, October 3, WHS Animal Care and Control responded to the cul-de-sac at the 600 Block of 46th Place SE in response to reports of a badly injured cat. Officers recovered the body of a deceased grey/black tabby cat with a crushed head. Later in the morning, a brown/black tiger striped cat with severe blunt trauma to the face and jaw was also discovered in the same vicinity, and Humane Law Enforcement was notified. This cat had to be humanely euthanized due to the extent of its injuries.
A donation to the Combat Cruelty Fund support the offerings of monetary rewards for animal cruelty investigations in the hopes of finding abusers. To help support the vital work of our Humane Law Enforcement team in fighting animal abuse, please click here to donate now.