Approximately two dozen dogs, whose lives were shrouded in pain and violence, will be put to death soon.
All that stands between life and death for these dogs is a court order which will allow the local Hinds County Sheriff's Office officials to begin the euthanasia process.
UP-DATE ON 2/7/13,I spoke with the main police officer involed in the case and they now have Donald Williams in jail.They are doing all the can to see that this man gets the maximum punishment,I was told this case is just as horrific as the Michael Vick case.The 25 dogs sadly will be put down due to the inability for them to be re-homed,they have endured years of horrific abuse.They would never be able to be in a home with any other animals or children or to be free to just be "a normal" dog again,it is the most human thing that can be done for them.They are still awaiting for the order to put them down.On a positive note the cat that was used as bait is safe and happy and will be re-homed.
My target is being changed.And I am adding some links of some footage of the bust and the dogs and deplorable conditions they endured.
Links are WJTV,WLBT,WAPT
Rest assured that the authorities in this case are doing everything possible to put this man away.
The dogs were discovered at the home of Donald Williams, off Old Adams Station Road, in Utica.
Officials who worked to remove the dogs described the conditions at the house and property as "deplorable." The dogs were living on heavy logging chains, attached to car axles.
Also found at the residence were the expected paraphernalia that goes hand in hand with dog fighting operations, including break sticks, antibiotics, syringes, breeding charts and a treadmill.
Also discovered at the home was a cat, said to be used to bait the dogs.
Williams has not yet surrendered to the authorities, but officials are ready to issue an arrest warrant if he does not turn himself in.
When Williams is arrested, he will be facing 26 counts of animal cruelty and one count of dog fighting. If convicted, he could spend up to 30 years in prison.
The dogs removed from the property are described as "very aggressive."
Donald Williams must be found,arrested and prosecuted for his horrific crime against these 25 innocent dogs who did not deserve to suffer at this mans hands.He must receive the maximum punishment allowed by the New York law.
Seize all of his assets and use the money to pay for a place for the dogs to live and get re socialized.
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