MCPD Chief Ken Lunsford Jr. told the Times News he was informed by the attorney general's office that if there was confirmation from a veterinarian that both dogs had regained their health, the felony charges would be reduced to misdemeanors in court Monday.
"He's a beautiful dog, and so sweet, and how someone could do that to him is beyond us. ... After what he's been through, to be so trusting and loving toward people is amazing." — Sandy Behnke
A Rogersville veterinarian office is trying to find a good home for an abused beagle that showed up at its doorstep last month with bailing twine tied around its snout.
"They're all sweet dogs. Considering what they’ve been through, it’s amazing. All of them are extremely loving. The cat is a sweetheart. They belong in a nice home." — HCHS manager Sandy Behnke
After nearly five months Hawkins County deputies served an arrest warrant for cruelty to animals on a man accused of allowing his pack of German Shepherds to run loose without food or needed medical treatment.
"The horses have been tied up with rope to two individual trees for a lengthy amount of time. Both horses have marks from the rope being around their neck, along with one of them having what looks to be an infection around the neck from the rope." — HCSO Deputy Michael Godsey
A Hawkins County man who was arrested May 2 on aggravated stalking and aggravated animal cruelty against his ex-girlfriend was arrested again Thursday morning accused of spray painting a crude message and threatening, "I'll never stop."
A Hawkins County man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend's cat and spray painting crude comments on her car, home and other locations was arraigned Wednesday on charges of aggravated stalking and aggravated animal cruelty.