Animals

Man charged after 13 animals seized from deplorable conditions in New Stanton apartment

A former New Stanton man is set for a preliminary hearing Wednesday on neglect charges after state police said they seized 13 animals from deplorable conditions at his home.

Mason Timothy Fronius, 25, of Connellsville, is facing 39 misdemeanor animal neglect counts along with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.

Troopers were called to New Stanton at 9:30 p.m. Jan. 27 to search for Fronius, who had threatened to shoot the animals and himself, according to court papers.

His apartment was covered in feces and garbage and had flies on the ceiling, according to court papers. The Westmoreland County Animal Response

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Animal welfare advocates want harsher penalties for planned abuse

Animal welfare advocates with Salt Lake County Animal Services are calling for harsher criminal penalties for those who intentionally injure animals after a dog was kidnapped last month and lit on fire.

“Dixie’s Law,” named for a 4-year-old red heeler that died days after getting taken by a family member’s ex-boyfriend, would allow for enhanced penalties for premeditated animal abuse cases, said Salt Lake County Animal Services Director Talia Butler.

“And ideally, where there is time served by that person for the crime they committed,” she said.

It would also allow animal services to remove all animals from a

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Animal testing suspended at Spanish lab after ‘gratuitous cruelty’ footage | Animal experimentation

Regional officials in Spain have temporarily halted all activity at an animal testing facility after the publication of undercover footage that appears to show animals being taunted, smacked, tossed around and cut into with no or inadequate anaesthesia.

Since 2000, Madrid-based contract research organisation Vivotecnia has carried out experiments on animals ranging from monkeys to mini pigs and rabbits for the biopharmaceutical, chemical, cosmetic, tobacco and food industries. The facility has in the past secured funding from the EU and Spanish authorities for its projects.

Footage, published on Thursday by Cruelty Free International (CFI), shows what the organisation alleges to

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Carpentersville man charged with animal cruelty in dog stabbing

A Carpentersville man is facing an animal cruelty charge after his family’s dog was found fatally stabbed in a forest preserve near Barrington Hills.

Christopher Castillo, 23, was charged last month with one count of aggravated animal cruelty, authorities said.

Kane County Forest Preserve Police Chief Mike Gilloffo said the charge stems from a March 25 incident.

Castillo told his parents he was taking the dog for a walk around 4:30 a.m., authorities said. When he did not return by 8 a.m., they reported him missing.

Gilloffo said the family found Castillo’s car, a piece of clothing and the wounded

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Rescued horses train to be therapy animals at CSU

Colorado State University and the Dumb Friends League has partnered to train rescue horses as therapy horses, giving them a second chance.

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Helen, a horse in training to become a therapy horse at Colorado State University, has come a long way since being rescued from an abusive situation last summer.

>> The video above is a segment called; Positively Colorado: Zuma’s Rescue Ranch

Helen was brought to the Dumb Friends League Harmony Equine Center by law enforcement in July 2020 alongside 29 other horses, most of which were feral and had little human interaction. But it

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Local animal shelter in need of volunteers

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