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Case ID: 18096
Classification: Neglect / Abandonment
Animal: dog (non pit-bull)
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Judge(s): Martha Crocker

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Saturday, May 28, 2011

County: Hillsborough

Charges: Misdemeanor
Disposition: Convicted

Defendant/Suspect: Richard Brown

An Amherst man was sentenced to a month in jail, suspended for good behavior, and a $250 fine on a charge of animal cruelty after a dog was found in extremely bad condition in a plastic bin on his property.

Richard Brown, of 26 Ponemah Hill Road, pleaded no contest to a class A misdemeanor charge of animal cruelty at Milford District Court on Thursday and was found guilty by Judge Martha Crocker.

According to Amherst Police Chief Peter Lyon, a utility worker was on Brown's property on May 28 and discovered a dog in a large plastic storage bin. The dog, a brown and white husky mix, had open sores and was conscious but not moving, according to court documents.

The utility worker called the police and when officers arrived on scene, they confiscated the dog and immediately arrested Brown and charged him with animal cruelty, said Lyon. The dog was euthanized later that day, Lyon said.


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