Cruelty to Animal call leads to 4 arrests

Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2022 2:49 pm 
Offense: Cruelty to Animals
Case Number: 2205180079

On May 18 at approximately 2:49 pm officers were dispatched to the 2800 block of Niagara St. in reference to animal cruelty. Officers arrived and made contact with the property owner. The property owner advised the officers that she came to check on the property and when she arrived she observed dogs inside and outside of the residence. The responding officers made contact and detained four people at the residence. Animal control, Code Enforcement and Crime Scene Investigators were called to the scene.

Animal control investigated and removed 35 dogs and 1 cat from the residence. The officers were advised that the living conditions for the animals was extremely substandard and unsanitary. Officers arrested 3 males and 1 female for animal cruelty and transported them to the City Detention Center.

This is still an active investigation and if you have any information you are asked to contact detectives at 361-886-2840.