“Based upon the clear and compelling evidence that Troy Hollins intentionally tortured the two cats in a depraved and sadistic manner, detectives have obtained a warrant for his arrest,” the press release states.
Sunday afternoon, HCSO Deputy Dustin Winter returned to Ellis’ residence at 200 Meadowview Road just north of Surgoinsville to find seven dogs living in a 4-by-8 foot shed on top of 8-12 inches of feces that covered the entire floor.
On Tuesday the Hawkins County Sheriff's Office and staff from the Humane Society responded to a residence on Carters Valley Road near Mount Carmel due to a complaint from a concerned neighbor about animals being neglected.
“I want to personally thank Cpl. Eric Pease for seeing this heartbreaking situation and making the call to get these animals saved. He is the true hero here, but are so many others that need our help.” — Sandy Behnke
A 19-year-old macaque monkey named Josie now has a permanent home, and the Church Hill woman who abandoned Josie caged in a sweltering hot mobile home can no longer own animals without court permission.
A Church Hill woman was charged with two counts of animal cruelty Wednesday after police allegedly found a dead dog in her bathtub and a monkey suffering from dehydration in a cage.
A city man faces charges of aggravated animal cruelty after allegedly snatching a neighbor’s cat in a cage, then fatally shooting the animal multiple times with a BB gun.
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.