Gabriel Pilotti of West Vincent Township argued that he was justified in turning his shotgun on the two Bernese Mountain dogs because he thought they were after his sheep.
Middle Township Police Department responded to the Animal Welfare Society in Dias Creek for a report of a dog that had been shot with BBs.
It is a shocking case of animal cruelty that has left neighbors stunned.
A Chester County man who shot and killed his neighbors’ two dogs in February was found guilty of animal cruelty Wednesday.
William Cameron, 80, and Betty Jones, 61, of Bedminster are prohibited from having any animals on their property during their nine-year probation.
Police in Bristol Township, Bucks County, are trying to figure out how a dog became leashed to a rock in the Neshaminy Creek over the weekend, left there as the creek was rising.
The Pennsylvania SPCA has announced that it has charged two people with animal cruelty in connection to the rescue of 28 dogs from Sixth Angel Shepherd Rescue, Inc. in February.
Efforts to combat dog fighting got a big boost in a New Jersey assembly committee, which has cleared a bill that tightens animal cruelty laws in the state.
Two days ago officials had said that Pilotti would not be prosecuted because a Pennsylvania law permits a person to shoot a dog that is harassing livestock on his property.
Most animal cruelty laws specifically do not cover farm animals under the definition of which animals are protected from cruel treatment.
State police say a dead dog found along an eastern Pennsylvania road appeared to have been skinned and cooked.
A shocking case of animal cruelty has the Chester County SPCA asking for the public’s help.
On Wednesday, the SPCA searched a home on the 1900 block of South Redfield Street, where they found five emaciated dogs.
Philadelphia police say surveillance video shows Yu Zhen throwing and catching kittens by their tails at his restaurant in the 4900 block of Old York Road.
Authorities say Charles Charen and Erica Cannella brought four-month-old “Bella” to the SPCA a week after she suffered her injuries.