Saturday, April 18, 2009

20 Pitbulls Seized in Henrico Co, VA Bust

From the Richmond-Times Dispatch:

Twenty-one pit bulls, one of which was dead, were found in the rear of a home, said Henrico police Lt. A.J. Scott. Animal-protection officers took four injured dogs to receive veterinary treatment and the rest to the county animal shelter.

[David W.] Robinson, who was arraigned in Henrico General District Court yesterday, has been charged with two counts each of cruelty to animals and promoting or engaging in animal fighting, both Class 1 misdemeanors. A trial is scheduled for June 9.

Richmond Sheriff C.T. Woody Jr. confirmed yesterday that Robinson has worked as a deputy sheriff since March 2003. [emphasis added]

This represents another good opportunity for the HSUS, with its vast resources, to reach out to local law enforcement and the county shelter to offer education on the importance of evaluating dogs individually and to inquire if any assistance is needed in housing the dogs humanely while they are being held as evidence.

1 comment:

Susan said...

These offenses are only misdemeanors?? That's what I love about Virginia ... it's so progressive (not).