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Animal Cruelty

M'ville teen accused of shooting dog with pellet gun

MERRILLVILLE | An 18-year-old Merrillville man was shooting at animals with a pump-action pellet gun Saturday morning, police said.

March 24, 2014 8:00 pm
St. John store features rescued dogs for adoption

St. John store features rescued dogs for adoption

ST. JOHN | Dogs in the market for new homes and dog lovers crowded Saturday afternoon into Alsip Home and Nursery's pet section.

February 22, 2014 7:14 pm Photos

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Animal abuse registry proposed

SPRINGFIELD | People convicted of animal cruelty someday could find themselves on a list similar to one set up for convicted sex offenders.

January 15, 2014 12:00 am
Dolton woman arrested on animal cruelty charge

Dolton woman arrested on animal cruelty charge

DOLTON | A Dolton woman was arrested Wednesday after police found an emaciated pit bull at her house.

July 10, 2013 9:45 pm Photos

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Man charged, accused of severly beating malnourished dog

LAPORTE | A Westville-area man is charged with severely beating his malnourished dog after the pet killed one of the chickens he kept at his mobile home.

May 23, 2013 12:25 pm
Harvey man accused of mistreating dogs found during eviction

Harvey man accused of mistreating dogs found during eviction

HARVEY | A 37-year-old man was arrested and accused of mistreating eight dogs that were found in a home from which he was being evicted, according to the Cook County Sheriff's Office.

May 09, 2013 6:18 pm Photos

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New center offers help for dogs consumed by fear

This week, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals opens its Behavioral Rehabilitation Center at St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center in Madison, N.J.

March 19, 2013 1:30 am

$5,000 reward offered in killing of dog

HEBRON | The Humane Society is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for killing a Hebron dog.

December 19, 2012 5:45 pm
Portage woman charged with neglect after children, mother found ailing

Portage woman charged with neglect after children, mother found ailing

VALPARAISO | A woman was taken into custody Saturday after authorities found her children bloody from diaper rash, her mother faintly breathing and surrounded by "filthy conditions" along with a dead dog decomposing in a kennel at her residence.

November 13, 2012 1:20 pm

Fugitive accused of kicking dog to death is arrested

EAST CHICAGO | A fugitive accused of kicking a dog to death was found hiding in his mother's South Side apartment Thursday, police said.

October 18, 2012 6:45 pm

Authorities: Animal cruelty charge sought after dog stabbed

SOUTH HAVEN | Animal cruelty charges are being sought against a Michigan City man who stabbed his stepfather’s dog after it bit the man's 6-year-old son in the face, authorities said.

October 01, 2012 11:45 am
New tools used to keep pets out of hot cars

New tools used to keep pets out of hot cars

Los Angeles Police Officer Jim Cherrette holds a temperature record stick in Los Angeles to demonstrate how hot a closed car can get. Good Samaritans, temperature guns and tougher laws are the newest tools in the campaign to keep animals out of hot cars, where just minutes can mean death. Mo…

July 14, 2012 9:00 am
New tools used to keep pets out of hot cars

New tools used to keep pets out of hot cars

Good Samaritans, temperature guns and tougher laws are the newest tools in the campaign to keep animals out of hot cars, where just minutes can mean death.

July 14, 2012 9:00 am
74 rabbits taken from alleged hoarder house

74 rabbits taken from alleged hoarder house

CENTER TOWNSHIP | Animal cruelty charges are expected after 74 rabbits were reportedly found in a garage, stacked in cages full of urine and feces.

June 29, 2012 4:45 pm Photos

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74 rabbits taken from alleged hoarder house

74 rabbits taken from alleged hoarder house

A rabbit found in a suspected hoarder's home pokes through the top of its cage. Police said feces and urine filled the bottom half of most of the cages 74 rabbits were living in.

June 29, 2012 3:41 pm
74 rabbits taken from alleged hoarder house

74 rabbits taken from alleged hoarder house

Porter County Animal Control Officer Patrick Cassin holds one of the rabbits found missing fur around its hind legs because of prolonged exposure to its own urine and feces at home north of Valparaiso.

June 29, 2012 3:37 pm
74 rabbits taken from alleged hoarder house

74 rabbits taken from alleged hoarder house

Porter County Animal Shelter Assistant Director Stacy Price holds one of the rabbits recovered June 23 from a suspected hoarding operation north of Valparaiso.

June 29, 2012 3:36 pm

Authorities remove horses removed from Hebron-area farm

BOONE TOWNSHIP | Six horses are in foster care after being found malnourished near Hebron, authorities said.

May 24, 2012 3:30 pm

Authorities: Porter woman's dogs were part wolf

PORTAGE | A Porter woman was taken into custody on a slew of animal cruelty charges Monday during a court appearance.

March 06, 2012 1:45 pm

M'ville neighbor charged in dog killing

MERRILLVILLE | A 79-year-old Merrillville man faces felony charges after fatally shooting his neighbor's dog, police said.

December 07, 2011 4:00 pm
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