Four boys have been arrested and booked into a juvenile detention center for brutally beating a kitten to death earlier this month, police said.
AKRON, Ohio - After a three-month animal cruelty investigation, the owner of 12 starving dogs found in an Akron house pleaded guilty.
In December, the Humane Society of Greater Akron executed a search warrant and discovered the pit bull-mixes, six adults and six puppies. There was also a treadmill, syringes and bite sticks, the humane society said.
"The dogs were tied in the basement and backyard in poor conditions. They were malnourished, most lacked food and water, some were injured and scared," said senior humane officer Tim Harland.
The dogs received medical attention and went through a behavior assessment to see how they would react to other dogs, handlers and food. The pit bull-mixes are available for adoption.
The dogs are happy and healthy now, but Heather Kinaitis, volunteer coordinator for the Humane Society, said it can be heartbreaking to see the animals when they first get them.
"You never want to say that you are used to seeing their situations come in but, you look at the bright side and , you know, at least they are here now. They are not in the horrible conditions that they were and where they are going is so much better than where they have been."
The dogs' owner pleaded guilty to four misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty. He was ordered to pay $1,500 and cannot own a dog for five years.
A sick kitten is being nursed back to health after being found in a trash bag.
Two dogs rescued from a car parked downtown early Thursday morning have been returned to their owners.
A Stow man was booked into police custody after he was accused of shooting a dog to death.
The man who stabbed his neighbor's dog to death in Amherst will spend the next four months behind bars.
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Akron police are looking for a man they say choked his girlfriend and broke a kitten's neck.
A puppy is euthanized after a firework explodes in the animal's mouth, prompting an animal cruelty investigation.
North Ridgeville city officials expect a big turnout at the city council meeting Monday night after five kittens were shot last week.
The North Ridgeville community is outraged by a human officer's decision to shoot five feral kittens in the backyard of a home Sunday.