- North Carolina, USA -
~ Update: February 26, 2024
According to the arrest warrants, the Voiceless Victim’s name was Luna. The picture has been updated accordingly. I am still waiting to hear back from the Davidson County Sheriff's Office regarding Luna’s age.
I also learned that SCROGGS’s case is currently scheduled for court on April 19, 2024.
~ Original story:
The Davidson County Sheriff's Office announced that 54-years-old JONNI VALDES GOULDING and 56-years-old JOSEPH TAYLOR SCROGGS (both pictured), are facing animal cruelty charges in connection with a case that is beyond evil!
According to the media release by the sheriff’s office, on January 8, 2024, deputies received a call about a blind, emaciated Husky type dog who was found abandoned near the Warf Road/Feezor Road area.
With the help of the Davidson County Animal Shelter and the Neshama Animal Rescue a post was published on social media, and that helped to determine that GOULDING and SCROGGS were the guardians of the Voiceless Victim.
According to the sheriff's office, despite the emergency medical treatment provided to the dog and all efforts to save this precious life, the furvictim’s “condition [deteriorated] rapidly and she succumbed to her abuse and neglect.’”
On January 19, 2024, SGROGGS, of 300 Cloverdale Drive in High Point, was charged and arrested for one felony count of animal cruelty and one misdemeanor count of animal cruelty.
On February 21, 2024, GOULDING, of 2107 Pyramids Village Boulevard in Greensboro, was charged with one felony count of animal cruelty and one misdemeanor count of cruelty to animals/abandonment of an animal. She is scheduled to appear in District Court in Lexington on the morning of Wednesday, March 20, 2024, at 9:00.
Davidson County Sheriff Richie Simmons encourages anyone with information related to this case to contact Deputy C. Soles at the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office Animal Control Division at (336) - 242 - 2105. Thank you!
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Mugshots shared from the Davidson County Sheriff's Office.