- Georgia, USA -
The Screven County Sheriff’s Office arrested 37-year-old ANDREA SHERICA LANIER and her husband 37-year-old CHRISTOPHER RODRIQUEZ LOVETT (both pictured below).
The duo were arrested in connection with an investigation into animal cruelty and dogfighting.
WTOC11 reports that on Friday, May 7, deputies along with Screven County Animal Control were called to a residence on 184 Acorn Hill Drive off Twin Oak Road in Sylvania about a report of animal cruelty.
Upon arrival, officers discovered 34 dogs described as Pitbull types restrained by heavy chains and held in wooden kennels.
The poor dogs were being bred and trained for fighting.
As it often happens in cases of dogfighting, innocent dogs are euthanized as a result of the SENSELESS injuries sustained.
Sadly, in this case there have also been innocent dogs who had to be euthanized.
After a veterinarian examined the victims, five of them were euthanized!
The remaining twenty-nine dogs were removed and impounded while they received additional medical care.
As reported by WTOC11, according to the statement from the Sheriff’s Office, the dogs were found to be in “extremely poor physical condition.”
The Augusta Chronicle reports that Brett Dickerson, the sheriff office chief deputy, said one of the dogs was deemed as a “zombie dog” because most of the dog’s face was torn off, exposing bone.
The furbaby’s torso had flesh ripped away.
Dickerson said there were also puppies at the property.
LOVETT was charged with five counts of aggravated animal cruelty and one count of dogfighting.
LANIER was charged with one count of MISDEMEANOR animal cruelty.
Those poor dogs did NOT choose to fight. They had the right to live in happy homes and be loved and spoiled.
Their death is unacceptable!
ANDREA SHERICA LANIER and CHRISTOPHER RODRIQUEZ LOVETT, however, chose to commit a crime and THEY DO NOT deserve to breathe.
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