For the Love of Animals and The Environment
8/18/2021 –Timothy Eury, 43, of Hempstead, is charged with Violation of the Prohibition of Animal Fighting, a felony; Overdriving, Torturing and Injuring Animals (Failure to Provide Proper Sustenance), a class A misdemeanor; and Conspiracy in the Fifth Degree, a class A misdemeanor.
According to various news reports, investigators were able to infiltrate a dog fighting enterprise in Suffolk County and put it out of business. Officers arrested 10 individuals who are responsible for animal violence and torture. 89 dogs that were used have been rescued. The investigation revealed evidence that the defendants were allegedly involved in the breeding, training and illegal fighting of pit bulls. Search warrants issued resulted in the recovery of dog fighting paraphernalia, veterinary surgical supplies, such as a skin stapler; “rape stands,” which are used to immobilize female dogs during breeding; plugging cords, which are used in the electrocution of dogs; steroids and other supplements used to enhance the dogs’ performance; “break sticks,” which are used to break dogs apart by their mouths when they are fighting; and equipment used to strengthen the dogs’ agility, tenacity and bite strength, including treadmills and spring poles. An additional eight dogs were rescued by law enforcement authorities in Connecticut in connection with the investigation.
November 20, 2018 – John Elmer (42) pleaded guilty and was convicted of overdriving, torturing and injuring animals; ?failure to provide proper sustenance. 11 animals were seized from his property, suffering from malnourishment, lice, parasitic infections, blindness, and severe skin conditions. Those 11 animals included two cats, four sheep, a donkey, two silver fox, and two red fox. Detectives say they also found what looked like goat carcasses in a shed behind the house. 12 dogs also have been forfeited by Elmer as part of the conditions of his guilty plea. He has been ordered to divest himself of all animals with conditions for no future possession of animals. He must register with the Animal Abuser Registry. He can not legally possess any animal for 15 years.
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