In two separate cases in Memphis, TN, 4 people were arrested for animal cruelty after one dead pitbull puppy and three starving pitbulls were found at two separate homes.  One of the pitbulls had to be euthanized due to how extremely ill it was.

lydia-halliburtonDelois Halliburton of the 2300 block of Hunter in north Memphis was arrested after a sick, starved pitbull was found chained in her yard, no food or water and an infected wound. This is the pitbull that had to be euthanized. This is not the first time Delois Halliburton had had to deal with Animal Control either, another pitbull was removed from her after it was found running loose and acting aggressively in the neighborhood.

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allen-halliburtonIn the second case, three people in the 3600 block of Archwood Drive in Raleigh were arrested; Lydia Halliburton, Allen Halliburton and Valerie Miller (these Halliburtons are no relation to the Halliburton noted above). Police found a dead pitbull puppy and two other pitbulls were found with no food or water in the yard. Amazingly enough Allen Halliburton actually told police he had no idea about the dogs in the yard although he had been grilling out back, within view all of the the dogs just minutes before the police showed up.

Aggravated animal cruelty is a Class “A” misdemeanor in Tennessee. A first offense carries up to a $2,500 fine and up to a year in jail. If a second offense occurs, there could be a $3,000 fine and up to six years in jail.

I just sit here imagining that guy standing out there grilling while two starving dog smell the food they will never have, a dead little puppy just laying there.  The whole scene is so sick that it make me ill.  What is wrong with these people?!  Why the hell do they have dogs?  Lock’em up, just lock’em all up!

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