Legislators passed a bill Tuesday that seeks to further crack down on certain types of animal cruelty and torture.
A man who owned an exotic pet store in Johnson City had animal cruelty charges dismissed this week in Washington County General Sessions Court after promising to close shop and move out of the county.
State prosecutors added a tampering with evidence charge against a woman who owns a dog training franchise where a family’s dog died in the franchise’s care.
The owner of an exotic pet store — charged two years ago on nearly three dozen counts of animal cruelty in Johnson City — will close the business in an agreement reached with prosecutors.
After the owner of a Johnson City dog training facility and a trainer were charged with aggravated animal cruelty after the death of a dog in their care, the question of whether dog training facilities and kennels need state regulation has
May 10, 2019 at 11:38 PM
Stories of local interest today from our partners at the Kingsport Times News:
Early Wednesday morning, Bobbi Elbers’ son saw what he thought was a baby pig walking alongside Carroll Creek Road, but when he stopped to check on the animal he discovered it was a puppy in pretty bad shape.
Ten states — none major pork producers — have passed laws that ban or phase out the use of those narrow metal cages, known as gestation crates or stalls, where sows are confined during their frequent pregnancies.
“If there were stricter requirements, then something could have been done to help this dog much earlier” — Animal Control Officer Lee Lawson.
After receiving multiple tips, a Johnson City man was cited for animal cruelty when a dog’s carcass was found outside of a foreclosed home, animal control officers said Thursday.
A woman charged with letting an adopted dog starve told a judge Monday she needs time to hire an attorney.
A local exotic pet store owner was cited this week on 35 counts of animal cruelty for not keeping animals’ cages and tanks clean.
A Kingsport woman charged with leaving her dog to starve to death when she moved from her Johnson City condo chose to send an animal cruelty charge against her to a grand jury.
Lindsey Price, 29, of Kingsport, was charged in June after her former landlord found rotted carcass of a dog Price had allegedly adopted from the Washington County/Johnson City Animal Shelter two years ago.