The lawyer argued that his 28-year-old client had “just cause” to kill his own dog.
Police say all of the animals found in the house were alive.
Gemma’s owner told investigators he shot the dog with a crossbow after she behaved aggressively toward a second dog he owned.
Officers responded to a complaint and found a male, blue pit-bull mix with a heavy chain embedded into its neck.
A Michigan man who pleaded guilty to animal cruelty in the stomping death of six kittens said he feels “horrible.”
A jury has convicted a 23-year-old Bay City man on an animal killing charge for running over a badly burned schnauzer with his vehicle.
A live horse, a sheep, a dog and numerous cats were also removed from the property.
“Apparently, the dog had gnawed its own foot off in an attempt to escape from this cable that was holding it.”
The Humane Society of Huron Valley is asking for tips in the cases of several injured dogs found dumped in Washtenaw County of the past few days.
Benjamin Conley was found guilty in August of stabbing a pit bull and hanging it from the roof of a house.