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Case ID: 15392
Classification: Neglect / Abandonment
Animal: dog (pit-bull)
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Tuesday, Mar 31, 2009

County: Kent

Charges: Misdemeanor
Disposition: Alleged
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Alleged: Pierre J. Downs

Authorities have arrested a Dover man on animal cruelty and related charges following the seizure of 10 pit bull dogs from his home on Tuesday.

Dover police say that after two pit bulls were found to be on the loose, the department's animal control officer went to the home of the dogs' owner located on the unit block of South Queen Street. According to police, the officer found that 31-year-old Pierre J. Downs was housing three adult pit bulls and seven pit bull puppies in deplorable, feces-ridden conditions.

Police say Downs also could not provide rabies inoculation certificates for the three adult dogs.

All 10 dogs were then seized and Downs was arrested on five counts of cruelty to animals, three counts of failure to perform rabies inoculation and three counts of failure to have dog license. He was released after posting $1,700 unsecured bond.


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