Stories tagged with: Animal Cruelty

July 10, 2012 - 10:58am
3 years 20 weeks ago

Outside the courtroom at Zanesville Municipal Court representatives of Nitro Foundation rallied to draw attention to animal cruelty.

The foundation is pushing for the passage of House Bill 108 also known as Nitro's Law, which calls for stiffer penalties for animal cruelty, abuse and neglect. One member was outraged at the case involving Justin Smith, who authorities said slit the throat of his girlfriend's dog.

"I was appalled. I was disgusted," said Aimee Caine who...

July 10, 2012 - 10:24am
3 years 20 weeks ago

A Zanesville man who authorities said cut the throat of his girlfriend's dog entered a plea in municipal court, Tuesday.

32-year-old Justin Smith pled "no contest" to a misdemeanor charge of animal cruelty and a misdemeanor charge of resisting arrest.

Municipal Court Judge Bill Joseph then sentenced Smith to 240 days in jail, 180 on the animal cruelty and 60 days for resisting arrest. He was also ordered to pay a fine.

During his hearing, Smith, told...

April 5, 2010 - 4:52pm
5 years 33 weeks ago

A 20-year-old Morgan County man accused of shooting and killing a neighbor's dog pleads not guilty.

Tyler Taylor made his initial appearance in court this morning after being cited with a misdemeanor charge of animal cruelty last week.

His neighbor, 27-year-old Emmalee Stanley, says she was letting her two small dogs outside, while watching them from her steps, when they took off after something. When the one dog didn't return, she says she was heading toward Taylor's yard, when...

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