animal cruelty

August 9, 2018 | Staff Writer

Woman Faces 128 Animal Cruelty Offenses After Hoarding Investigation

The North Potomac woman who had 70 cats removed from her home by animal services officers faces 128 animal cruelty offenses, a Montgomery County police statement said. Laura Louise Prince, 62, was released after posting $2,500 bail, according to online court records. The animals were taken from two of Prince’s homes, in the 12000 block […]

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May 19, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Wheaton Man Gets 6 Months for Animal Cruelty

A Wheaton man will spend six months in jail for animal cruelty, a judge ruled this week. James Edward Jones, 31, also is barred from owning or living with animals, according to the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office. Jones is serving a yearlong term in federal prison for illegal possession of a firearm in the […]

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August 5, 2016 | Staff Writer

Rockville Couple Charged with Ten Counts of Animal Cruelty

A Rockville couple, who operate the Alpha Group Animal Rescue (AGAR), have been charged with ten misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty, according to officers with the Montgomery County Animal Services Division. Investigators said that Animal Services officers executed a search and seizure warrant on the Grandby Road home of Merle and Susan Uskeivich on July […]

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June 29, 2016 | Staff Writer

Germantown Man Charged with Two Counts of Animal Cruelty

A Germantown man has been charged with two misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty and inhumane treatment of his family dog, according to officials with the Montgomery County Animal Services Division. Investigators said that an Animal Services officer responded to Ronald Vaughan’s Deerwater Drive residence on June 21st. The officer saw a small dog laying on its side […]

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May 17, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Silver Spring Woman Charged with 33 Misdemeanor Counts of Animal Cruelty (PHOTO)

A Silver Spring woman has been charged with 33 misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty, according to officials with the Montgomery County Animal Services Division. Investigators said Lisa Oestereich was charged on May 13th in the case of 11 ferrets that were seized from her Markham Street home on April 6th. Each charge of animal cruelty carries a penalty of up […]

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February 22, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Police Investigate Animal Cruelty Cases in Gaithersburg Area

UPDATED The Montgomery County Police Department’s Animal Services Division is investigating two cases of animal cruelty in the Gaithersburg area. Police are looking for the suspect(s) involved in the BB gun shooting of two dogs that occurred earlier this month. According to police, both dogs were shot with a BB gun between the 20100 block […]

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January 28, 2016 | Staff Writer

Rockville Woman Charged with 66 Misdemeanor Counts of Animal Cruelty

A Rockville woman has been charged with 66 misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty, according to officers with the Montgomery County Animal Services Division. Investigators said 47-year-old Katherine Ting Tiong was charged on Jan. 27th in the case of 66 dogs that were seized from her Glen Mill Road home on Jan. 1st. Each charge of […]

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January 24, 2016 | Staff Writer

County Reminds Residents to Keep Pets Inside (VIDEO)

Due to the extremely cold temperatures, pets should be brought indoors. Enforcement of the county’s anti-cruelty law is now in effect. The penalty for breaking this law is $500. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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September 27, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Horses Need Good Homes (PHOTOS)

Austin, Cameo, Dante and Elvis are looking for new homes. These four horses were rescued by the Montgomery County Animal Services Division as part of an animal cruelty investigation earlier this summer. The investigation resulted from an anonymous complaint on July 10th about neglected horses in the 19100 block of Martinsburg Road in Dickerson. According […]

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August 27, 2014 | Krista Brick

Former Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Beating Death of Puppy

A former Baltimore City police officer pleaded guilty Aug. 27 to killing his girlfriend’s puppy in her Silver Spring home and texting her a picture of the lifeless dog. Alec Eugene Taylor, 28, of Hyattsville pleaded guilty to one count of felony aggravated animal cruelty. He is scheduled to be sentenced at 9 a.m. Oct. […]

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