CLIFFORD EUGENE SHEPPARD arrested in connection with a large dogfighting operation in Autauga County
- Alabama, USA -
Following an ongoing investigation, on the morning of Friday, September 1, 2023, Autauga County officials uncovered a dogfighting operation in Plantersville. The Autauga County Sheriff's Office has made an arrest in this case and more people could be charged.
Deputies arrested 44-years-old CLIFFORD EUGENE SHEPPARD (pictured).
Together with the Chilton County Sheriff’s Office, Autauga County Sheriff’s deputies found a total of thirty-five (35) dogs on the property as well as the remains of other dogs and animals.
Sonya King, Director/Founder of Two by Two Animal Rescue, told WSFA: “The most disturbing image I saw was a deer that had been chained. My theory is that he was used, you know, um for hungry dogs to eat while he was alive.”
According to court documents, SHEPPARD subjected the animals to “cruel mistreatment,” including putting heavy chains around their necks.
Court documents obtained by Voice For Us state that SHEPPARD is charged with twenty-seven counts of aggravated animal cruelty, eight counts of animal cruelty, a separate count of dogfighting, and altered firearms. Arrest records show that SHEPPARD is being held in the Autauga County Jail on a $483,000 bond.
Two by Two Animal Rescue took in the dogs and as you can imagine the shelter needs help to face this new challenge. If you wish and can afford to make a donation, please click here. Thank you!
On Two by Two Animal Rescue’s Facebook page I found a few reels showing the rescue of the Voiceless Victims. It’s truly emotional when Sonya removes the damn chains and repeatedly tells the furbabies: “It’s over today!” I shared still images from the reels and pictures published by Two by Two Animal Rescue. This world needs people like Sonya, NOT trash like SHEPPARD!
I loathe individuals who make a living by using innocent and defenseless animals to fight. They are too lazy and ignorant to get a decent job and make an honest living. Those who attend these barbaric and illegal activities are NO better than the organizers. YOU ALL ARE TRASH!
CLIFFORD EUGENE SHEPPARD, you like fights? Why don’t you get in the ring and fight your friends and relatives? Why don’t you put chains around their necks and let them tell you how much they like it! Leave animals alone and get a job!!!!
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SHEPPARD’s mugshot shared from the Autauga County Jail.
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