The dog that killed a 10-month-old boy Tuesday evening in Hertford has been euthanized and sent to Raleigh for disease testing, according to authorities. Hertford Police Chief Douglas Freeman Jr. said Friday that he has concluded an investigation into the incident and plans to meet with District Attorney Frank Parrish on Monday to determine whether to press charges.
PORTSMOUTH A Chesapeake man has been charged with animal cruelty after police needed to help one of his sick dogs. About 10:30 a.m. on Aug. 7, animal control was called to the 600 block of Virginia Ave., for a follow-up after complaints about pit bulls loose in the area, a Portsmouth police news release said. Two adult dogs and two puppies were seen running through the neighborhood unattended.
HERTFORD, N.C. A 10-month-old boy was killed Tuesday evening by the family dog, a pit-bull mix that had previously shown signs of being vicious, according to a family member and the Perquimans County Sheriff's Department.
A former receptionist at a Chesapeake animal hospital who was mauled at work last year by a Rottweiler is suing the dog's owners.
The City Council could vote as early as tonight on a ban against leaving dogs chained in yards. The proposal is on the agenda two weeks after animal rights activists publicly asked council members to outlaw the practice, describing it as cruel and dangerous.
VIRGINIA BEACH The Virginia Beach SPCA is helping find homes for animals displaced by Hurricane Isaac. Two facilities at the Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter were full with more than 160 animals when the storm hit Louisiana last week, a Virginia Beach SPCA news release said. The facilities lost power, so the animals were moved to more northern locations.
PORTSMOUTH One dog has an oozing, open wound where a rope dug into the flesh of its neck. Another is tied to a pole in a muddy yard, its head lowered and front legs splayed as it looks aggressively at a camera.
The owner of a dog rescue center operating out of the Surry County house where NFL player Michael Vick once ran a dogfighting business was charged Monday with animal cruelty.
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