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2 suspects accused of taping puppy’s mouth shut, abandoning another dog

Two suspects were arrested for taping a puppy’s mouth shut and abandoning a second dog. According to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, 20-year-old Jaelen Anthony Barge and Allison Marie Sweck, 18, were arrested after a 9-week-old Great Pyrenees was found hanging out of a vehicle with its mouth taped shut in a Walmart parking lot […]

Lehigh Acres man arrested on animal cruelty charges

A Lehigh Acres man was arrested by the Lee County Sheriff’s Office Thursday on charges of animal cruelty. The LCSO responded to a home in the 400 block of Rushmore Avenue after receiving a report of animal cruelty. A witness had notified deputies after hearing a dog yelping and its owner, 20-year-old Ivan Garcia, screaming […]

Man arrested for animal cruelty after his dog found dead with mouth taped shut

Cape Coral police arrested a 44-year-old man for animal cruelty after his dog was found dead with its mouth taped closed with electrical tape. According to CCPD, they received a call early Tuesday from William Hilyard after he saw a story about his dog on the news. After talking with Hilyard, officers developed probable cause […]